Will anymore chicks hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sebright18, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Sebright18

    Sebright18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is the 21st Day for are Bantam hatching eggs. We put 12 under my Dorking and 2 Hatched out yesterday and only one chick has hatched out today. We got them delivered from Ebay. We only have 3 chicks out of 12. We have put the eggs to are ears but we cant hear anything. Do you think anymore will hatch? Is there anyway we can tell without candling them? Many Thanks

    (They did come by post)
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Give them another day or two. I don't really know any other way to see if they're viable at this point, other than candling them. I've had this happen too, with shipped eggs...Sometimes they get shaken up during delivery, or too hot, or too cold, and I've even had two batches of eggs come in the mail and NONE hatched.

    I would give it one or two more days.......

    Good luck!
    Sharon
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    OH, and since you've got them under a broody, why not let mama decide.....That's what I would do.

    Sharon
     

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