She might come back the next day or two but once a chick or two hatch she will be pretty happy and will probably leave themonce a
I have a question, my broody hen is sitting on eggs all different stages as she is not the layer of the eggs, once some hatch (next few days) will she stay on others till they hatch?
You can put fertile eggs under her,and the disease would have to be real bad and serious to spread,i think it will be fine. And another choice is to just put chicks under herI have a broody hen and am seriously considering buying some fertile eggs (no rooster at home) to put under her... I can't easily separate her and would be chicks from the rest of my flock. Is it a bad idea to try to hatch eggs under her? And are there disease concerns for my other adult birds to consider when bringing eggs home from another farm?
Yep,sounds good just to be safe cause i know it would be terrible to bring disease home to your flockI guess I want to be neurotically careful with my current hens (especially a few favorites!) so I've always done the quarantine thing for at least 4 weeks when adding new members. I guess I'm concerned that eggs (and chicks especially) will bring some disease to my flock and decimate my lovely ladies.
Not sure what the disease status of eggs and day old chicks are but I guess I dont want the risk if there is a realistic chance that they all could become sick and die from fertilized eggs.