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hen outside with many eggs

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Hi! 1 1/2 week ago one of my hens went broody somewhere outside and we couldn't finde her. But today we saw Her sneaking in to her nest in some bushes. We looked underneath her and saw 15 eggs! We noticed that when she moved the eggs around some would just lay halfway underneath her. I wonder if there is a chance the eggs are still alive, and if I should get ride of some eggs because she has a hard time covering them. This is by the way our first broody hen big_smile.png the weather here is really bad. It's either super hot or it is raining all day long, should I try to move [IMG]her inside? And if the eggs are hatching, will she be able to take care of all chickens? Thanks for replying:) I will update about how it's going for her
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Her she is
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I'd go out tonight just after dark and candle those eggs. Toss any that are clear/have quit and then move her and the viable eggs to a safer location. She's a sitting duck outside, you're lucky nothings already found her!

Good luck with the hatch!
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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#3 thank you for the help I thrown away 2 eggs that wasn't fertile and I moved her to another hen house where she could be alone but she went nervous and tried to get back to her old location. I went out 1 day and she had escaped and went back to her old outside nest, and leaves her eggs in the hen house. I hope they are still alive and I put the eggs under her agen. I'm going to let her sit where she want to but put some fences around her
Thanks for the reply
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