Broody hen ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bubbazmommy, May 15, 2009.

  1. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will my broody hen give up on eggs if they are not going to hatch or not? She had a totl of 11 eggs. Her coop mate kept lying under her and I was away so my hubby didn't know to take the new eggs so.........one hatched Saturday, one Sunday, and one on Wednesday. When should I remove the eggs or should I? This is our first broody experience so please excuse my ignorance. [​IMG]
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    She will set the eggs until she is sure no more will hatch. If she is in a place she and the chicks can get to feed and water, she will caome off the ggs just long enough to drink and eat. Then right back on the eggs. I have seen a have hatch the last egg , while the first chick was two weeks old. She knows more about the eggs than we do. Let nature take its course.
     
  3. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! That is great news. They are in a big dog crate by themselves so I will just leave her be. [​IMG]
     

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