broody chicken on an unfertilized egg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jsnook3021, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. jsnook3021

    jsnook3021 New Egg

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    Poor Mama. We had a young rooster (6 mo)) and just gave him away to a country farm. My hen went broody the day after he left and has been sitting on her 1 egg for 5 days. I thought there could have been a chance the eh was fertilized. I candled the egg and saw no sign of an embryo. What is the most humane thing to do for the hen? she is the only mature hen we have. The rest are 6 mo. Pullets. I do not want to add more than one chick to the mix. Thoughts? At this point a broody pen just seems cruel.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] could you rustle up a fertile egg or two from someone in the area? Then mama can hatch them and be fulfilled as a broody. If you don't want chicks tell the people they can have them back once she has kicked them to the curb.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined us!! I concur with Drumstick Diva. Good luck to you!
     
  4. jsnook3021

    jsnook3021 New Egg

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    Hey, redsox...I'm from ks too!
     
  5. jsnook3021

    jsnook3021 New Egg

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    Thank you. Great idea.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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