broken eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hillbilly37074, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. hillbilly37074

    hillbilly37074 New Egg

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    i'll have 6 game hens and one roster in large tractor, 2 hens will be setting on 15+/- eggs each, then two week in they'll all be broken. whats going on? i've got oyster shell and plenty of feed and water.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The other hens are probably getting in the nests with them, and in the struggle the eggs are broken. You should probably keep the broodies in their own pens, so the others don't have to share.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yup, you've got to isolate the broodies.
     

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