Should we be concerned??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hoytantarian, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Hoytantarian

    Hoytantarian New Egg

    Jun 14, 2010
    Our silkie hen has been sitting on her eggs for just over 21 days. Two have hatched and are fine, but 5 haven't. It's been 5 days since the first chicken hatched; the second came 2 days later, and their hasn't been any others since. One of the eggs was trampled on by the other chickens, so we know that one won't make it; we moved the Mama into her own private space after that. Is there something we're doing wrong and/or should we keep on waiting?
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Have you tried candling them to see what they've got inside?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by