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Can I throw another clutch of eggs under broody hen?

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I have a hen sitting on a clutch of eggs, that look like they are all duds.  She's been on well past hatching time and a quick candling didn't show anything alive.  Will she continue to sit if I throw another clutch of eggs under her?  She usually gets off the eggs a couple times a day.

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I would give her a rest, she's been inactive, eating & drinking very little for days.

Wait until she goes broodie again.

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BTW, what day are you on?

 

I candled at 7 days and I couldn't see any thing. Did again at 14 days and still didnt know what the heck I was seeing.

 

Turns out all 11 hatched.

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