unsure of how old fertilized eggs are?!?!

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

  1. SarahF

    SarahF Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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