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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1 acre willows, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. 1 acre willows

    1 acre willows Songster

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    So I'm not allowed any more birds, wife said no. She was however, okay with me hatching a few for a friend. 2 days after I fired up the incubator I had a hen go broody. Candled them at day 7 took the 4 good ones and put them under her, figured I have never gone the natural route before, why waste the electricity. The other hens were nice enough to deposit 6 more for her and my delight. Found one broke yesterday at lunch, guessing a dud no sign of a little one any where and she had ejected the shell. Come home tonight, go to feed the other young uns and I find this..... hope the other 7 make it..... there's at least 2 white ones under there..... 20180405_202508.jpg
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

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    You will have a staggered hatch since some eggs were deposited later into nest by your chickens. If you see that your chicken is deciding to abandon the nest,,,,,,, your options are. Take the remaining eggs and incubate in the house. They may be very close to hatching.
    WISHING YOU BEST.... :thumbsup
     
  3. 1 acre willows

    1 acre willows Songster

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    Thinking it'll only be a day or two I plugged the incubator back in last night just because of that
     
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    1 acre willows Songster

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    Came home at lunch and was greeted by one of the now 3 see how many more of the six that are left will pop. One of the little things under her are from one of the eggs we candled and placed under her. Second little guy looked their headout too
     

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