broody down to 1 egg after chick hatched

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tryingtohaveitall, May 22, 2010.

  1. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one chick hatched at somepoint Thursday night or Friday morning, as best as I can tell. Unfortunately, we found it dead. My hen is still sitting on the 1 remaining egg. How much longer should I give it before taking it away? What if she's still acting broody and with no chicks? At this point, I have 15 pullets/cockerels ~ 6-8 weeks old, I don't think I want to start over with a 2nd batch of chicks this year, though of course I could be talked into it. [​IMG] What would you do?
     

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