broody hen incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by modestmaiden62, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. modestmaiden62

    modestmaiden62 Out Of The Brooder

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    My barred rock hen has hatched out 3 chick's yesterday, but is still setting on at least 7 more. I put the eggs that haven't hatched yet in warm water and they all floated and bobbed around so I know they are alive.My question is how long will she keep setting on them. She is in a wire large dog kennel inside a cardboard box
     
  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you candle the 7 remaining eggs? Were they all put under her the same time? Any internal pips? She will sit for at least a couple days after the first one hatches.
     
  3. modestmaiden62

    modestmaiden62 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got the candler light yesterday so the answer is no I haven't checked them. Like I said I put them in 100 degree water and they started bobbing up and down in the water. They are alive I just the hope she feels them moving in their eggs and waits for them
     

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