Puting day 25 egg for incubator under broody ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rexrapter1234, May 8, 2017.

  1. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hatching LF chicken eggs that are 25 or 27 days old. One of my hens has gone broody the last 5 days. Before they pip and hatch, can I put the eggs under her? She is a Cream Leghorn.
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I think after 25-27 days, those eggs are probably not going to hatch...
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Chicken eggs only take 21 days to incubate. At 25 to 27 days, those eggs aren't hatching. Sorry, but they have been dead for a while now. And most broodies won't accept chicks until after they have been brooding for a few weeks.
     
  4. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heared chirping sounds coming from some of the eggs.

    The egg feel like glass
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    any chance you are wrong about the days? Doesn't sound likely they will have anything live inside.
     
  6. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    true and they starting start to smell now.

    If I buy new eggs and before I put the under my broody hen, can I start them in the egg incubator to check for fertilized.
     
  7. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I now 100% should that 7 of them are a live.

    I bin around 10 of the other eggs that had nothing in them.

    They just start to chirping the last 2 day ago and are still chirping today.
     
  8. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My temp is 17.5 C / 63.5 F
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's your incubation temp? For proper development, temp needs to be at 37.2 to 37.7 for forced air or 38.3 to 38.8 for still air. Incubating at low temps can cause severe birth defects.
     
  10. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for the last 2 day the temp has drop, it was at 35.5 C. I've now checked all of the eggs that I had left over, no chicks all rotten eggs.
     

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