Broody Abandoned Egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IChickenGirl, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. IChickenGirl

    IChickenGirl Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 8, 2013
    Pacific Northwest
    Recently, we were hatching eggs with my 4-H bird. She went broody, and she successfully hatched 2 eggs. But, because she hatched the two, she has stopped sitting on her other eggs. I candled them, and all but one were un-developed or dead. So, after floating the egg that was full black, the egg would jolt back and forth in the water as of now. My hen will even peck at the egg and reject it. We have no other broody's, and Im not sure what to do with it!
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Broodies usually know what they are doing. There may be something wrong with that one. If you don't have an incubator or another broody you may want to put it in your armpit or cleavage. I know it sounds strange, but many people have finished a hatch that way.

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