Brooding hen might stop brooding when fertilized eggs come?! Help


11 Years
Feb 23, 2008
Sparta (Spartucky), Michigan
So my chicken has been brooding for about two weeks on non-fertilized eggs.. I just recently bought fertilized chicken eggs from the forum. I just want to know, if the eggs she's laying on now wont hatch, which they wont. will she stop brooding? because I dont want to get the eggs in the mail then find out that she isnt going to lay on the eggs anymore..

so will she still lay on them? or will i have to ween her back into laying on eggs if she stops?

she is a buff orp. the eggs i ordered should be coming in, in about 2-3 days, so by wenesday i think. they are getting shipped on the other side of michigan which im in michigan as well so it shouldnt take that long.
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Got Mutts
14 Years
May 3, 2008
I don't know the answer, but I think its good to have an incubator in case the broody decides she doesn't want to finish sitting on them.

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