Advice please!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KaysKoop, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. KaysKoop

    KaysKoop Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2013
    I have 8 banty eggs in a nest and 4 hens. They are fertile eggs. All 4 are laying but none are actually setting on the eggs. I hate to let them keep laying as they can't cover them all. Should I mark them and take out the new ones or let mother nature take care of it.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Unless one of your hens go broody they won't sit and hatch the eggs for you. You can mark some eggs and leave it for them and hope they get the hint, but it's not guaranteed that it will work. It really depends on how prone to broodiness the hens are.

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