broody hen

jimz1

Songster
9 Years
Jun 6, 2010
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Coleman, Wi
I'm full of questions today! We've got ,what I think, is a broody hen. She finally found a nestbox. My question is, can a hen hatch eggs if she has been laying only about 3 weeks to a month? If so, would the chicks be ok? is there such a thing as a preemee chick? Earl is still hanging around her.
 

SamuelMcF

Songster
10 Years
Mar 29, 2010
627
268
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Casper, WY
Yeah she could but they usually don't stick with it that young, at least in my experience. Is there a rooster around? Chicks can hatch early but not because of the mom being young. It would just mean too hot of a temperature. Which on a broody is not applicable.
 

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