Why aren't they hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flapjackfarm, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. flapjackfarm

    flapjackfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I posted about a week ago that my OEGB has been sitting on a clutch of 12 eggs. It has now been 34 days and they still haven't hatched, but I candled 8 of them just now and it looks like the contain chicks. What happened?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    12 eggs is a lot for a small bird like an OEGB to cover. I'm guessing she had too many and couldn't keep them warm enough.
     
  3. flapjackfarm

    flapjackfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I guess what's confusing me is the fact that it looks like there's chicks in the eggs. I could see feathers.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

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    They can still develop. They just wont be kept warm enough for them to develop correctly or they'll be too weak to hatch.
     
  5. flapjackfarm

    flapjackfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's really sad. I've never hatched eggs out and I didn't plan to. She kept going missing and I found her sitting on the eggs. I usually research before I do anything with my animals, but this just kind of happened. Had I known, I may have gotten an incubator.
     

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