When do you intervene with a broody's eggs if nothings hatching...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mama2B&D&...Chickens, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

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

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    Feb 22, 2010
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    say tommorrow none hatch--i KNOW tommorrow is at least day 21...possibly 22...do i wait another day...candle them (i know your not suppose to handle them!?)
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Give it a few more days,even on day 25 I have had em hatch.
     
  3. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    Me to on the day 25 hatches..........
    Sometimes hatch over a few days and I depend on the hen to let me know what is up.
    My experience has been that she will leave the eggs when they are through.
    Last broody left three eggs behind after hatching for two days...........
    Good luck and trust your hen.
    They really are so much smarter than we are .....[​IMG]
     
  4. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

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

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    They are and I know I really should let her and nature deal with it...its just HARD! LOL...she got off them today for the 1st time in DAYS and i was nervous but then after seeing me go see if any pip'd or anything she went right on back in there and sat on them?
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I had one hatch on day 23. I still recommend intervening after day 21 though. I could her weak tapping coming from several of the other shells. I waited and they all died [​IMG]
     

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