1 hen sitting on fertile eggs other has gone Brodie what to do

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by allischoooks, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. allischoooks

    allischoooks Hatching

    Aug 18, 2013
    Just after some advice this is the second time my hen has gone Brodie and I have got some fertile eggs for her to sit on as I have no rooster, I have done this before with my other hen and we had a successful hatch. now my other hen has gone Broodie too and I am not sure what the right thing to do is. Can I take a fertile egg from my other hen and put under her or will this cause a problem as my other hen has been sitting on them for a week now. (Chicks due around the 10th of jan) Shall I just break her out of it or bite the bullet and get her fertile eggs as well and risk having more chickens than I am allowed to have in my backyard according to council.
    Any advice welcome
    Thanking you in advance
  2. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Crowing

    Oct 23, 2014
    Shouldn't be a problem to move a fertile egg to your new broody. I would put more than one under the new broodie though. If your new broodie has never been a mom before keep a close eye on her when it's time for the chicks to hatch, because some hens don't know what to do with the chicks.

    Last year I had hens go broody at exactly the same time, and I put fertile eggs under both of them. They shared the responsibility from taking their breaks from brooding together to taking care of the chicks together. The chicks had two moms.

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