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WHAT TO DO??? Silkies on eggs for 23 days and nothing...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tuitui, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. tuitui

    tuitui New Egg

    Jan 28, 2008
    My two silkies have been sitting on buff orbington eggs for 23 days now and nothing [​IMG].
    I candled on day 21 and the 3 eggs I looked at didn't let light through except at the top where the air bubble is at. I've never done this before so I'm not an expert candler but I did compare them with unfertilized egg and they were nothing alike. Could the eggs seem so dense because they're rotten inside? Should I try to pip one of the eggs myself to see if anything is going on inside? Or should I just keep waiting? If so for how long? If the eggs won't hatch what on earth will I do with my silkies????? They will be so depressed...
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    The eggs are probably dense because that is the chick. If it were rotten, it would have clearer parts in it, and the inside would be cloudy looking. When you candle them, you should try to see if there is any movement. That is what you need to be looking for this late in the game.
  3. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    leave them alone let nature take its course.
  4. tuitui

    tuitui New Egg

    Jan 28, 2008
    Thanks! I will candle again tonight if there is no progress - I'll take more time and see if I can spot anyone moving. I never thought I'd be such a wreck about this!!

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