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question on when I should give up on the remaining 3 eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momofdrew, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    She is still setting on them...should I candle them? what would I be looking for to see if they were viable??? It took three days to hatch out the three we have...should I just wait for another day or two???? I expected the last one to be hatched by Friday...
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    What day are they on? If they are on day 23 or so i'd gently poke a hole in the air sack and see if there is any movement in there
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    If they all started at the same time(Assuming you have a broody) they should be finished hatching. I let mine stay on eggs for 24 hours after the last one has hatched, then if no activity I take those that didnt hatch away. Did you mark the eggs to ensure someone didnt sneek a extra one in on you??
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    24 to 36 hours is plenty of time if she started setting on all of them at the same time.

    Feel blessed. I had one of six eggs develop under a broody and it never hatched. 0% [​IMG]

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