broody hen sitting on 6 eggs since monday 2/22/10 / are they fertile?

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blueseal

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shes been broody for 3 weeks so i decided to let her sit on eggs, shes in her own kennel. i have a rooster that has been with my flock since last august so what are my chances with eggs being fertile 50/50/ or better. the roo does his thing regually. hopeing for a march 15th or so hatch.
 

chicks4kids

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I'd say your chances are great! Are you planning on candling them? I have a broody on 14 eggs due March 10 and March 12! So exciting! I'm thrilled for you!
 

blueseal

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no i dont want to bother the broody hen. i will just wait it out and see. shes a golden laced wyandotte a year old in april.
 

chicks4kids

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I'm torn between candling right now...although I'd like to know, I'm pretty sure she'll give 'em the boot if they're no good. I'll probably leave her be...she only likes me because I give her scrambled egg every morning anyway.
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Mine is an EE about a year and half old. Good luck!!
 

PaulaJoAnne

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Be aware, that since you let her go so long without eggs, she may not make it the full 3 weeks.
She may give up on them half way through.
 
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