- Jun 7, 2009
Hello everyone, one of our hens (Harriet)-a cochin, is broody. So a friend of mine gave me 8 eggs for her to sit on, since we don't have a rooster. On Sunday [6-14] I am going to candle them. She will have been sitting on them for 6 days by then. I am going to write down what I see for each egg. I will candle again on Saturday [6-20] at 12 days. I figure not all the eggs will hatch for one reason or another...my questions are...1) If at day 12 I do not see anything forming in the egg/eggs when I candle again, do I still let her sit on it or do I take it away to give the ones growing more space and warmth? 2) If none of them are good (my friend has 2 roosters, but her flock free ranges) is it to late to put more eggs under her and try again? 3) I've read that if you have a radio playing in your hen house at night it will keep the predators out that might be hungry for the peeps when born? Thanks!