Broody hen gone WILD!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HalfMadMommy, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. HalfMadMommy

    HalfMadMommy Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2012
    Fort Lupton, CO
    My Bantam Black Cochin went broody about 4 weeks ago. I bought her some fertile eggs to sit on, and she sat on them for about 5 days, and then she just. gave. up! Now, I have 7 eggs that were fertile, and I'm not sure if they're still good.

    I have an incubator, so I stuck them in there. Anyone know if this is a lost cause?

    I think what happened, is that we had a bunch of chickens killed this weekend by our dog, and only 2 chickens made it, the broody one, and a sexlink. I had the broody hen separated in a dog kennel in the coop, which is why the dog couldn't get to her, but I'm sure it was stressful for her just the same.

    Any advice would be helpful!


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  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 5, 2011
    Im not sure but if they are still alive it will delay the hatch so they might hatch a day or two later than usual. And i try not to leave a broody anymore than 2 weeks without getting eggs if im going to hatch. Good luck!
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Keep in touch let us know how they do!

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