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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jayke563, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. jayke563

    jayke563 Chirping

    May 21, 2015
    Northern Massachusetts
    it is day 21 and it is 7:00 am this morning and there is not peeping or chirping under my broody her I candles some of them none of them have internal pip she did such a good job with sitting in them she was never off the nest for more than 10 min she only got off once a day and I never bothered her why army they hatching plz help :he thank u


  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Give them time. Hatching chicks don't look at the clock. Have you candled the eggs to see if they were fertile? Walk away from the nest and check again at 12 noon. Don't dawdle around the nest. Just take a quick look and leave her alone. Check her again in the late afternoon. The fact that the hen has not pushed any eggs out of the nest is a good sign. I know you want to get in there and be helpful, but some hens may feel threatened by your presence and either attack you or attack her chicks. Walk away and let Mom do her job. Her kind have been doing this for thousands upon thousands of years and don't need no human to help.

    Good luck!
  3. jayke563

    jayke563 Chirping

    May 21, 2015
    Northern Massachusetts
    I'm jut so worried :(
  4. appps

    appps Crowing

    Aug 29, 2012
    It's not an exact science. Mostly they hatch day 21, sometimes they hatch day 19, sometimes it's day 26. Mother Nature will get round to it in her own good time.

    Wait till at least day 23 before you start to worry. Just leave them alone to do their thing.
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    If you saw chicks in the egg when candling then you'll get some to hatch. Broody hens have an excellent hatching rate. The only problem is with unproven broody that abandons a nest early, other than that if all eggs were fertile and placed under her at same time you can assure 80% hatch and many times 90%.
  6. jayke563

    jayke563 Chirping

    May 21, 2015
    Northern Massachusetts
    thank u I'm coming home right now I'm gonna check and see if there is any action going on
  7. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chirping

    Oct 26, 2015
    Well is there anyaction

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