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I never thought of myself as a chicken owner. Recently my neighbors hen has ran away from home and taken up residence in my lillies. She has now laid 9 eggs. The neighnor does have a rooster and does not care she ran away. So now I have a hen and 9 eggs. She sits on her nest all day but goes home in the evenings. What do i heed to do keep her happy lonpg enough for the eggs to hatch??????
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She is not laying on them at night?
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Hi, if your neighbour does not have a rooster, then the eggs are not fertile. I'd suggest getting rid of the eggs, since she has been sitting on them and you don't know for how long. 

 

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Welcome to BYC :frow​ Glad you joined us! If she's not sitting on the eggs overnight, they will either be harmed by the cool down period, or not viable any more. Either way it's best to discard them. I've had a similar situation with a broody years ago and it ended badly. Most of the chicks that did hatch, did not make it. 

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Agree with Sumi,  a broody should not be leaving her eggs at night - I would toss them.

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