Could someone please tell me what's happening in my coop...I have a consistently broody hen (no roosters), so I bought her six fertilized eggs. I separated her, made her a safe, private nest box with plenty of room (an actual horse stall).
She has been laying on them nonstop, Today is Day 22, and still no peeps, no chicks?? What gives? We are in Central FL and it has been a miserably HOT summer. I keep wondering if she has been keeping them TOO warm? Is that possible? At what point do you know these eggs are not going to hatch? And should I give her newborn chicks from the feed store?? Please help! Obviously our first attempt at letting a broody sit. Everyone told me it was "so easy and she will do all the work" ?! I feel bad for her, after all her hard work :-]