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why hasn't my broody hen stopped turning eggs?

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I have a broody hen she is sitting on 10 eggs and today I put a x on the eggs just the way they were and I came back and checked on her and her eggs were turned around why is she still turning them.sad.png

I also have another question how does a broody hen keep humidity up when they are stirring on them?lol.pngbig_smile.png
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Setting hens are continually turning and rearranging their eggs.  

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Setting hens are continually turning and rearranging their eggs.  
will the eggs still hatch good
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As long as they are fertile, the nest is clean and non contaminated there is no reason that they should not hatch.

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As long as they are fertile, the nest is clean and non contaminated there is no reason that they should not hatch.
I candles them on day 24 and all of them were alive and developing with a good sized air cell so I hoping I get some chicks
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I candles them on day 24 and all of them were alive and developing with a good sized air cell so I hoping I get some chicks
i meant to say I candled them on day 14 not 24
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