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Confused broody hen question.

post #1 of 8
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I had a hen sitting on eggs for about a week and I came home one day and she was sitting in the wrong nesting box. The eggs that she was sitting on were cold. I moved her to the correct nest and she has stayed in the right nest since then. Will the eggs not hatch since this happened?
post #2 of 8

It depends on how long she was off them. There is a chance some won't hatch. Check daily for a rotten smell coming from any eggs and throw out any that stink.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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post #3 of 8
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She was sitting on them the day before and the day I found her off of them it was in the high 70s or low 80s. Can she be off of them for a day and they still hatch?
post #4 of 8

Was she off them the whole day, or just some of it? Hopefully you'll get at least a few chicks but some might have died in that time, unfortunately. :(

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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post #5 of 8
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I dont really know how long she was off of them. I work all day and when I got home she was off of them. The day before she was on them.
post #6 of 8
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3 have hatched so far
post #7 of 8

Wonderful! Glad that the hen getting off the nest for a while didn't hurt them. :)

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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post #8 of 8

My girl has done this 2 days in a row now.  We are only 5 days in.  I will keep my fingers crossed. 

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