Broody hen question?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a broody hen who's on her 2nd week and they should be due next Sunday, today I have another broody hen sitting on non fertile eggs and I was wondering around Saturday afternoon could I take 2-3 eggs from my first broody and put them under my second so they hatch the next day, or what should I do? I don't have anymore fertile eggs ill have I wait till next week and she's in pretty bad condition already
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Congrats on your broodies!

    You are usually supposed to not give her any eggs until she is serious about her broodiness. But since you have a broody backup you can go ahead and try giving the second broody some eggs. If she doesn't accept them then the other hen should take them back with no problem.

    Good luck!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please be certain that you broody accepts the eggs. If she gets upset and pushes them away don't leave them. If she rises to roll the eggs underneath her and makes contented
    sounds- she should hopefully, stay to hatch them.
     
  4. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome and wow so eggcited for you,hope you 2nd hen does well[​IMG]
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your two broodies! [​IMG]
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    You've received some good advice already. Good luck with the hatch!
     

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