Broody Hen sitting on to many eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Eringm, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Eringm

    Eringm Out Of The Brooder

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    So for the first ever time my hen went broody however she's sitting on to many eggs and when I try to take a few a way she pecks me + I don't even know if I want the eggs to hatch because I can buy any chick starter feed where I live ...what should I do
     
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    "Can't buy"
     
  3. Eringm

    Eringm Out Of The Brooder

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  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Wear thick gloves and a heavy sweatshirt and take the eggs. She'll get over it.
     
  5. Eringm

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    I did what u said and she was sitting on 14 eggs so I took them then left her with 2 hen eggs and a goose egg, so hopefully shell be happy ;?
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    The problem there is, the goose egg takes much longer to hatch than the chicken eggs. Once those chicks hatch, she'll have them off the nest long before that goose egg is ready to hatch.
     
  7. Annjee

    Annjee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick starter can be shipped to nearly anywhere.
     
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I have started chicks out on an al flock grower without any problems.
     
  9. Annjee

    Annjee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point... Eringm do you have the all flock?
     

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