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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:19 pm 
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I just read on a US site of a 28 day hatch.

I put a first time mum on three Bantam Faverolles eggs.

Two successfully hatched at day 21-22 and today is day 23 but mum is still sitting on the third and not budging to poop or show the first two chicks the ropes of chookiness.

Am undecided about whether to trust her instinct or take the egg away?.

Am concerned she is neglecting her current chicks and herself for this egg.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:55 pm 
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I candled the egg on day 24 and it had a dark section with a ring, no veins and a faint "off" smell so it went in the bin and mum got lifted up and off into the coop (Under protest)
She then laid the HUGEST broody poo after so long on the nest (My other half is still commenting on it's size!)

So it seems mother does not always know best :)

I think her two existing chicks must be relieved that mum is finally moving around the coop and they can too - it was a lot of "feather doona time" for those two chicks while waiting :)

So still curious about the latest hatch date others have had?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:41 pm 
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I've had them hatch, after getting cold, at day 25 and ducklings about a week late - again after temperature stress.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:34 pm 
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had a day 26 and only kept going because it still looked good on candling...temp was a bit low and we had a power outage during cheers pam

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:16 pm 
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Yep little Jappie was off the eggs for over an hour and they went cold so that is why i gave her extra time. She got confused about which nest box was hers after I let her out for a dustbathe. My bad. (That little gold birchen i got from you Pam with the wheaten). She is proving a great no fuss but good mum. :) The little grey I got from you is fierce...she attacked me today while I tried to rescue one of her tangled (in some stray net) chicks. Nothing as scary as a riled Jappie!!! Terrifying! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:39 pm 
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Japs can be feisty little mums I have one here at the minute goes you when you walk near her babies in the hutch....just as well she is in the hutch...she is only like this with babies. I get way more injuries from the broody muscovies .....

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:03 pm 
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pjh wrote:
Japs can be feisty little mums I have one here at the minute goes you when you walk near her babies in the hutch....just as well she is in the hutch...she is only like this with babies. .



Gawd love 'em ;)

One of my favourite breeds. Have to think about getting some more from you if you have any spare once I know how many girls I have in this hatch ....


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