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  1. NorthernMIFlock liked ronnijean's post in the thread When are pullet's new eggs viable? Broody hen & choosing eggs to hatch..

    Just wanted to update this thread, because updates are always nice. :) My broody hatched her eggs yesterday! She was sitting on 4. Roo...

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  2. NorthernMIFlock liked crazychickenlady55's post in the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    I believe she is on day 14 currently, but it is hard to be sure because I'm not 100% on the day she started sitting [I was gone the end...

    Jul 14, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  3. NorthernMIFlock replied to the thread First time hatching! Help!.

    My buff O hen just hatched out 4 two weeks ago, and she was also sitting off the ground. Once they were all hatched, I did move her and...

    Jul 14, 2019 at 4:14 PM
  4. NorthernMIFlock replied to the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    I agree to wait. What day is she on sitting? As far as you being gone, she will sit with them under her wings so you wouldn't even...

    Jul 13, 2019 at 5:37 PM
  5. NorthernMIFlock liked crazychickenlady55's post in the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    I’m already on pins and needles... And I’ve got a second hen that’s pretty aggressively wanting to keep her eggs... the more the merrier...

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:03 AM
  6. NorthernMIFlock liked crazychickenlady55's post in the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    Thanks for the advice, guys! I will not interfere with her or her nest and make certain I have starter on hand, as well as water...

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:02 PM
  7. NorthernMIFlock liked Shadrach's post in the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    Hello crazychickenlady55. Welcome to BYC. Don't candle the eggs. You can't make them fertile if they are not and mum may well eat the...

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  8. NorthernMIFlock replied to the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    Yup, definitely the longest 21 days of your life ;)

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  9. NorthernMIFlock liked Shadrach's post in the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    You're allowed to worry.;) You're allowed to do what I do and sit outside listening for breaking egg shell. Your allowed to give her...

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  10. NorthernMIFlock liked crazychickenlady55's post in the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    I won’t candle them :) She knows best I’m sure, but that doesn’t mean I won’t worry!! Time to go sit on my hands and get starter feed....

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  11. NorthernMIFlock liked AltonaAcres's post in the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    I would just leave her be. I wouldn't candle them if I were you, that might upset the hen. I've had two cases (with the same hen) where...

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  12. NorthernMIFlock replied to the thread Mama hen stole away with clutch of eggs--newbie here, tips appreciated!.

    I second the hands off approach. We attempted candling our broody's eggs last month and not only could I not see much, she tried...

    Jul 11, 2019 at 12:33 PM
  13. NorthernMIFlock replied to the thread Advice - confused broody.

    So distressing . I had a first time broody hatch eggs about a week and a half ago. She just turned one and I was nervous through the...

    Jul 9, 2019
  14. NorthernMIFlock liked Wuick's post in the thread Advice - confused broody.

    She ended up killing about 10 chicks. She would kill the chicks but continue sitting and hatching. She was absolutely the one that got...

    Jul 9, 2019
  15. NorthernMIFlock replied to the thread Advice - confused broody.

    So how many chicks did she kill? Did she leave the nest for good with developed eggs? Are you sure she was the one that got to the...

    Jul 9, 2019

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