Broody hen HELP!!??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ediiee, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. ediiee

    ediiee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My oegb hen went broody on 12 eggs and it's been 2 days after due date for babies to hatch but none hatched!!! The hen is still sitting on the eggs but I'm afraid no babies will be born!! :( would it be smart to buy some babies and sneak them under at night??? Plz help??? I was hoping for babies sooo bad!!
     
  2. quailkid14

    quailkid14 New Egg

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    You can totally put some babys under her and she will be just fine thats what we did a few years back and she went broody every year after and she actually hatched her own after that so just try putting a few very young babys under her and see what happens
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd give it a few more days. You don't want to chuck eggs that are really close to hatching. If she reaches say day 25 with no signs of hatching, then I'd consider the clutch a loss and buy chicks.
     
  4. ediiee

    ediiee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess I spoke too early guys!!!! I came home from work today to 2 little fuzzy balls of cuteness!!!!!!! Omg !! I'm sooo happy!! Hopefully more hatch but if not something's something!! Thank u guys!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. quailkid14

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    Great thats awesome!! :)
     

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