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broody hen incubating eggs

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My barred rock hen has hatched out 3 chick's yesterday, but is still setting on at least 7 more. I put the eggs that haven't hatched yet in warm water and they all floated and bobbed around so I know they are alive.My question is how long will she keep setting on them. She is in a wire large dog kennel inside a cardboard box
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Did you candle the 7 remaining eggs? Were they all put under her the same time? Any internal pips? She will sit for at least a couple days after the first one hatches.
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I just got the candler light yesterday so the answer is no I haven't checked them. Like I said I put them in 100 degree water and they started bobbing up and down in the water. They are alive I just the hope she feels them moving in their eggs and waits for them
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