adding more eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cajunlizz, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    My hen just hatched 3 eggs . She is still sitting on the nest . Can I add more eggs now that the other eggs have hatched , or will she break this broody stage before the extra eggs have time to hatch ?
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If you left the chicks with her, she'll leave the nest with them. If you took them away she may stay on the nest, but it's hard on her to do back to back three weeks of setting. If I were you I wouldn't let her continue setting.
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I agree with Katy. Let her raise the chicks she has already hatched.

    Being broody is hard on a hen. I always give the hen a protein and calcium level boost. Just don't give the added calcium to the chicks.
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    i agree i wouldnt add anymore eggs its hard on them. My hen even looses some weight when she comes off the nest with the chicks. Also good to add some sugar water for the chicks after hatching!
  5. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    yea should probably leave her be with her babies

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