broodies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, if my broody eggs are not doing anything at 10 days, would it be mean to put another batch under her? Then it would be 30 days on a nest. Is that too long? Should I give her a break?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can try it once. I wouldn't try any later than 7 - 10 days. She could break her brood and not finish sitting the eggs. Brooding is VERY hard on them physically as they don't get up to eat or drink as much as normal. Make sure she has water very close by and feed. Take her out treats daily. I gave mine meat slivers, yogurt and other nice juicy foods to keep her hydrated.

    Have you candled the eggs and know for sure they are developing?
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Miss Prissy, I cater to her every need, lol, water, treats, food, a kiss on the head, LOL. I just worry about her health if she should sit there for 30 days.
    The candling is iffy. There is movement in one, but the others I just can't decide on, I need a few more days. Thanks for replying, Karen
     

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