Bloody hen eating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kat1117, May 21, 2017.

  1. kat1117

    kat1117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen and she had 10 eggs she was sitting on and today she ate 5 of them. Should I take the rest of them away or let her keep sitting? This is her first time going broody.
     
  2. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow,that's a lot! Is it possible the eggs were bad?
     
  3. kat1117

    kat1117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. kat1117

    kat1117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I take her off the rest?
     
  5. kat1117

    kat1117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can I tell if the rest are bad or is she just not really ready to sit?
     
  6. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    You could candle them. If its her first time she might still be too young.
     
  7. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    An incubator would probably be best.
     
  8. kat1117

    kat1117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     
  9. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    About the only time I have that problem is from pullets that are new to laying eggs
     
  10. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    And your very welcome. Good luck
     

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