My broody has been sat for almost four weeks now, with no results. This incubation session has been a complete mess for her, I was away and nobody in my family took eggs from her so she ended up with developing eggs up to two weeks apart.
Then we had a rotten egg scenario which I believe to have affected the remaining eggs. She is showing no signs of giving up, and is sat on 4 now. I'm still not sure on the progress of these, even though I have tried very hard to determine through candling.
Is it too much of a risk to reset her with a clutch of new eggs this weekend? I really don't think anything is going to hatch from the four that are left.
If I reset her this weekend, once the chicks are hatched (if she stays on them for the full amount of time), she'll have been sat for approximately seven weeks. Is this far too long? She gets up and eats/drinks normally for so long every day.
Any opinions or help would be greatly appreciated as I'm not sure what to do for the best for her, chicks, or me.