Broody got off nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Littleblessings, May 8, 2016.

  1. Littleblessings

    Littleblessings Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2014
    Greenville OH
    I have a hen that went broody weeks ago. We let her sit but didn't know that she was getting off and letting other gems lay on her nest. When we realized this she had collected 18 eggs under her. We moved her to a pen and she has been committed to sitting. This week one chick hatched. She's still been sitting on the eggs. Last night at feeding time she was sitting on them. Today at noon she was off of them. We collected them and put them into incubator right away. But they were cold. Any chance they are still viable??!!
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    There is a chance they will be fine and hatch but they could've died in that time too. I guess you'll just have to wait and watch, but remove any rotten eggs as they will spread and ruin the whole bunch.

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