Broodey sitting on eggs from differant dates

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by g&h farm, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. g&h farm

    g&h farm Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 26, 2011
    Brooksville, Fl
    So my cochin hen is currentley hatching out babies. My question is, some of these eggs are from differant dates, will they all hatch? After she started sitting, when she would get up for food or water the other girls would sneak in and lay, I moved her once I figured out what was going on but this happened for a few day possibly even a week. Any advice?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    At some point after some of the chicks hatch, the next day usually. she will decide it's time to teach them to eat and drink, and she will abandon any unhatched eggs to be out and about with the chicks.

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