- Jun 21, 2015
I’m trying to raise Lemon Blue bantam Cochins and having very little success. I started with a nice trio, managed to hatch a few chicks, then lost my adults to a coon who broke into the coop. My youngsters have been laying now for a few months. I’m TERRIBLE at incubating so have farmed out a few eggs to friends who haven’t hatched any (all candled clear after 4 weeks), so when I had two hens go broody I was thrilled. One sat for 4 weeks before abandoning the eggs. None hatched. The second hen has been sitting on a huge batch for a month now and still no chicks. What could be going on? I’m about to give up on them altogether.