Thought Eggs were not viable....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nedsoleggs, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Nedsoleggs

    Nedsoleggs Hatching

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    Hi, we have a broody hen that has been sitting in eggs. We thought that couldn’t be viable as it’s about 4 weeks now. However, I carefully chipped a little line in the shell and found feathers and movement!
    It’s been well over the 21 days. Is there a chance they could still hatch? Thanks!
     
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  2. Amc29

    Amc29 Songster

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    Has she been sitting the full four weeks, or could the first week just have been her continuing to lay and maybe prolonging time she spent on the nest? If the chick seems developed and is moving, I would be hesitant to take any further action.
     
  3. Mixed flock enthusiast

    Mixed flock enthusiast Crowing

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    Yes. If other hens had access to the nest, they might also have added their eggs at any time...
     
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  4. Nedsoleggs

    Nedsoleggs Hatching

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    That could be possible. Thanks for your post!
     
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  5. Nedsoleggs

    Nedsoleggs Hatching

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    This is also possible- thank you! We’ll let nature take its coarse....
     

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