What do you do with the eggs under broody that dont hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mama2B&D&...Chickens, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

    Mama2B&D&...Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear peepers and should hope for the best that all 8 of them will hatch (there was 8 developed that i could see good when i last candled...day 16-17? but one didnt look nearly as veiny as the others i didnt think? idk)

    Was just curious on if she disposes of them..just abandons them? I will probably want to candle them one last time to make sure nothings moving right? All this 1st time with a broody thing is hard even though it shouldnt be...guess it is just to me, she's doing a fine job [​IMG]
     
  2. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

    Mama2B&D&...Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH and I know i should wait up to 3 days after to make sure? Is this right?
     
  3. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    The hen will abandon the egg if it is not going to hatch.
     
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
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    If you hear peepers that means there internaly pip'ed, So Im sure soon they will pip externally, And from there it will zip. this process could take up t 36 hours sit on your hands [​IMG] and if its externally pip'ed and doesnt hatch with in 16 hours then I help, But other wise id wait sounds like there comming! [​IMG]


    Oh btw they could be late because it they where a little below temp, it will slow down the hatch date and extend it

    Id leave the one egg alone she will just abandon it once the others hatch.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011

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