broody down to 1 egg after chick hatched

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

  1. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Ohio
    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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