Broody Hen on Wrong Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mj_n_peeps, May 15, 2011.

  1. mj_n_peeps

    mj_n_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that went broody for the first time last week. She was sitting on the cluch up until this morning. I noticed she was out and about, a lot longer than the normal eat, drink, poop routine. When she went back into the coop, she started stilling on eggs I was going to pull today. The original clutch is still warm to the touch.

    I'm very new to this!! What do I do?? Any help is apprecited!!

    Thanks,
    MJ
     
  2. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hens get confused and don't usually know who's eggs are which. They just see another clutch of egg in a nesting box and sit on them instead. The best solution is to move her to a place with one nest so she don't sit on another hens eggs.
     
  3. mj_n_peeps

    mj_n_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! That's what I will do today! Do you think the original clutch will be okay since she was off them for an hour or two?

    MJ
     
  4. jmmre31

    jmmre31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine. My broody gets off the nest, in the beginning, for about an hour, and she always has some hatch.
     
  5. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine. Just to be sure, I would candle them in a few days to see if they are still developing.
     

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