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They didn't hatch now what?

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I had a hen go broody on March 30th I don't have a rooster so I managed to get 5 fertile eggs from my neighbor. It's now been 26 days and nothing. Should I remove the eggs from under her? Also since she has gone broody once is their a good chance she will do so again in the future. If she will I will get a rooster. Any advise and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I would candle the eggs and see what is happening in them, you would know then if they are still viable or not and what is actually happening with them. She may stay broody even if you remove them. If she were my hen I would break her from this so she has chance to recover from already being broody to gain some strength and weight agian. She may go broody again then.
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She will defiantly go broody again.  When she goes is another story.  It could be right a way or it could be 6 months

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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