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unsure of how old fertilized eggs are?!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SarahF, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. SarahF

    SarahF Songster

    Hi everyone. My broody silkie has been sitting on eggs (one fertilized, two not) for about 1 1/2 weeks now...i candled on Monday and the chick took up half the egg (approx.). How do I know how old this chick is?


    DH wrote on the calendar the day we candled, that was 13 days ago! I didn't realize it was that long ago!!!

    What should I do? I don't have an incubator and Molly is being a good girl and sitting on the egg at all times. It gets cold here at night (-10 c) and the last time I tried to bring her in with eggs, she wouldn't sit on them.

    Now i'm worried [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008

  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I would leave her... thats just my opinion though. Long as she's housed in a coop and not outside I think she'll manage to keep it warm on her own.

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