Another hatching question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by countrybear47, May 24, 2010.

  1. countrybear47

    countrybear47 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a hen that had been sitting on a couple duck eggs and 2 goose eggs. I decided to let her sit on them but added some additional chicken eggs 21 days ago. If the chicken eggs hatch will she continue to sit on the goose and duck eggs? I know they take longer to hatch but would like to give it a try. She is a Blue Cochen and is beautiful but would like all to hatch.

    Best wishes and thanks for your help
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Most likely she will abandon the eggs to go take care of her chicks.

    What you could do is >>> take the chicks when they hatch and put them in a brooder, then she would probably stay on the other eggs.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2010
  3. countrybear47

    countrybear47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your time. I wonder if they begin to hatch can I also add a few day old chicks to her nest?
     

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