When to start counting the days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OldMcContri, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. OldMcContri

    OldMcContri Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my buffs began sitting on 4 eggs last Sunday (2/15) and fulltime the following Tuesday, It was either Tuesday or Monday not quite sure. The question I have is when do I start counting the days for her to hatch them? I do have a rooster and he has been quite frisky the last month.
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would start counting when she starts regularly sitting on them. Also the 21 days isn't a schedule they have to stick to. They can come a day or two early or late.
     
  3. OldMcContri

    OldMcContri Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Odelia. I did read about the variance in hatching schedule so I am not expecting them on a certain day. I just didn't want to be thinking that she is sitting on them too long.
     
  4. OldMcContri

    OldMcContri Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rooster, however I am not sure if the eggs she is sitting on are fertilized. I candled them tonight and the air sac is bigger than they were, but since the shells are a dark tan, I can see a little of the light shining through but nothing is really dark inside the egg.There is no smell coming from the eggs and I can see an outline of the yolk inside which seems to be a little large than they usually are when I candle one from my fridge. Could these be duds and if so what should I do?
     

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