will these eggs hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ellie01, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. ellie01

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    Hi everyone, I have a young bantam that has sat on 8 eggs now for 21 days. She had 3 eggs hatch day 20 and I am unsure how long I should give her till I take the other eggs out from under her? I have been told that if they dont hatch by day 22 that they are no good but I dont want to get rid of them if there is a chance the baies are still alive. Any help will be appreciated:)
     
  2. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you candled them? Were they viable in the first place?
     
  3. ellie01

    ellie01 New Egg

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    No Im new to all this... Ive just watched something on you tube..lol about how to do that. Is there anyway to know if they are viable now? I just dont want her to sit there on them to no avail. I did pick them up and listen to them and couldnt hear anything and when I put them back she ran back over to sit on them...perhaps she knows something??? Will they possible hatch after 22 days?
    thanks
     
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top of this page has great pics.
     
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
  6. ellie01

    ellie01 New Egg

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    thanks for that, just went and checked them 3 of them were empty but 2 have chickens in them...not sure if they are alive or not. How long should I leave them under her before I have to think they are deceased?
    thanks for all this help!!!
     
  7. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go up to the top of this section, I think there is a post in the sticky section about checking to see if chicks are viable with water. Maybe that would help you?
     
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    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. ellie01

    ellie01 New Egg

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    thanks heaps....i will try this in the morning if no other babies. Gee learning to candel and floating eggs in one day...its a quick intro to baby chickens (lol) but gee they are so incredibly cute!! Im glad I found this forum though you guys have been heaps of help, so thanks so much!! I will let you know how I go [​IMG]
     
  10. ellie01

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    just put eggs in water, they float slightly but no movement...on day 22 will this mean they have died?? thanks again
     

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