So my father in law gave me a bunch of eggs and we don't know

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bearz, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. bearz

    bearz Songster

    May 20, 2008
    how long they've been under the broody hen. Apparently she has continued to lay after turning broody and had a bunch under her. He thinks she's been brooding going on 3 weeks ago and he took the rooster out about a week after she went broody. I have 4 eggs that are completely dark. Nothing candles. I'm thinking those might be just about ready to hatch. Should I just put them in the hatcher and cross my fingers? We took them right out from under her, wrapped them in a warm towel and they were in the incubator within 5 minutes.

    Some of the eggs look like unfertilized duds. I marked them and will watch them.

    Some of the eggs look about 2/3 full. I'm thinking maybe 2 or 3 more days in the incubator and keep an eye on them?

    Good LORD! What a mess.

    BTW...they're all Silkies.
  2. good luck
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Sounds like your doing what you can. Just candle and make an estimate on when they are due and go from there.

    Good luck!

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