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

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    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

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    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

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    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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