yahhhhhhhhhhh, im a mummy, how long to leave unhatched eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by macleods14, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. macleods14

    macleods14 Out Of The Brooder

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    two babies hatched yesterday bang on day 21, still 8 eggs to go, how long should i keep the remaining eggs, she is still sitting tight
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    If she is still sitting tight then just leave her to do her thing. She will either kick the eggs out or abandon the nest when she thinks no more will hatch.

    Good luck!

    ETA: one of my broodies hatched 2 chicks 5 days after she hatched her first 2, so don't give up until she does.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    She'll probably leave them sometime in the next two days... in an incubator, we don't typically leave the eggs past day 24, but if she's still sitting tight by then, she may hear or feel something we don't.
     

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