Should I take the eggs away?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by branston, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Big Mama, my Silkie has been sat on 7 eggs in the coop since Nov 21st. One chick hatched successfully, but she is still sat on the other 6. I have candled the eggs and see a black mass in 5 of them but no movement. Big Mama won't leave the eggs for longer than 10 minutes. Should I take the eggs away or does she know best? It seems like such a long time in between the one chick hatching??
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Carefully remove the eggs and dispose of them outside. At this point the eggs will be rotten and subject to explode. You don`t want that mess on you or anywhere around......Pop
     
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they need to be taken out.
     
  4. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! I took the eggs away and very relunctantly cracked the first one......just a stinking liquid! Same with the other 5. Strange to get just one fertile egg in a batch of 7
     

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