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help!!!! my broody moved today and her eggs are already 18 days old! she was off her eggs for 5 HOURS!!!......do you think the eggs are dead yet? if so would slipping a chick under her work?...please help.:hit

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Is she back on her eggs now? I would not give up hope. I had the same thing happen because my hen went back to the wrong nest. I thought all of her eggs died. It happened around day 7 for us. Well they hatched this past Friday! So they still could hatch. I would wait and see. Is she back on the nest now? As far as placing a chick under her I have done that twice successfully. You have to do it as closely to the chick hatching as possible for the chick to imprint and the mother to accept. Just slide it up under her and just watch to make sure she accepts it.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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post #3 of 5
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yes she is back on her nest. I will wait till day 21 before taking out eggs or giving her chicks.

 

have fun with the chicks!

post #4 of 5

I would leave her too. I've had chicks hatch after up to two or three days of the hen leaving.

Yay! I'm out of the brooder! No, wait a second... I'm chillin' with my peeps!

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Yay! I'm out of the brooder! No, wait a second... I'm chillin' with my peeps!

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thanks!

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