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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:44 pm 
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I have a broody Wyandotte that has hatched 3 chicks..... (unfortunately 1 didn't make it). She is still sitting on 8 eggs. The first 2 hatched Tuesday night and it is now Thursday night..... are these others got a chance of hatching still?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:46 pm 
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i had soem hatch up to a week later. they were sitting on eggs laid over that week though.

if you know for sure all the eggs were started at te smae time, then just accept the ones that are hatched now

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:51 pm 
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Yeah I got them posted and placed them all under her at the same time...
So should I leave her until she decides to leave or is it time to remove?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:17 pm 
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Leave her tonight and remove them in the morning. She is unlikely to get off the nest and get her chicks eating and drinking if she still has eggs. If you have another broody or an incubator you could continue with the eggs but it is probably unlikely that they will hatch. Posted eggs are often not very successful.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:27 pm 
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Ok no worries....
So being posted eggs, we shouldn't be too disheartened that we only had a small hatch ?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:35 am 
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Going through the post is hard on eggs and small hatches are to be expected. So, no, don't be disappointed :) It's great that you got three.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:47 am 
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Ok thanks!
Will probably try it again but might go pick some up myself and from somewhere closer next time


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Sounds like a good plan :)

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