By Charlieboy · Apr 23, 2014 · ·
  1. Charlieboy
    I am a first timer. We just finished our coop & run today and got 12 adult chickens & 1 rooster from an elderly friend who was ready to give them up. One of the chickens was broody and sitting on an egg for about 2 weeks. We carefully moved her egg to a nest but when I put her in the coop, she went crazy, got out of the pen and flew into the woods nearby. We searched for hours to no avail. Now what?! I'm so upset that of all 13 chickens, the one I was most careful with is the one I lost! What do I do with the egg?

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  1. Brookliner
    Candle the egg for a start.
  2. Brookliner
    Your broody hen will probably make a new nest and lay eggs it might be hidden. In 21 days you might find that you have a few more chickens. She might come back to eat & drink with the rest of the flock. Just keep your eyes peeled.

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