Broody issues

LittleBigBantam

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I have a orpington hen who isnt working with me, she likes to sit on clutches of eggs then abandon them when she feels like it.:he I've just started getting her to sit on a clutch of my bantam/rare egg layers, and I got back from work today and she was on a diffrent clutch. It was hot out so they were relatively warm. They just started developing the blood vessels. How cold can they get for a slight chance on them hatching?:jumpy
 

sourland

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:welcome If your eggs were viable to begin with, they should be fine. You need to come up with some method to keep her away from other nest sites.
 

aart

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I have a orpington hen who isnt working with me, she likes to sit on clutches of eggs then abandon them when she feels like it.:he I've just started getting her to sit on a clutch of my bantam/rare egg layers, and I got back from work today and she was on a diffrent clutch. It was hot out so they were relatively warm. They just started developing the blood vessels. How cold can they get for a slight chance on them hatching?:jumpy
Then don't give that bird eggs ;)
Hope you have an incubator ready to go.
Might work on confining bird to a place with only one nest and no other birds to interfere.

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LittleBigBantam

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Thanks for the help! But I dont know how many hours they sat. I'm at work for roughly 7 hours. The eggs were room temperature when I got back. I followed the advice and got her contained to the chick coop (a small coop I put young chicks in). And now shes staying on them. But will the eggs hatch?
 

aart

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Thanks for the help! But I dont know how many hours they sat. I'm at work for roughly 7 hours. The eggs were room temperature when I got back. I followed the advice and got her contained to the chick coop (a small coop I put young chicks in). And now shes staying on them. But will the eggs hatch?
Good chance...only time will tell.
Candle them in a few days and see what's up.
 

LittleBigBantam

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Update! 8 out of the 12 eggs are developing great. I even saw a few squirming around in their shell! I have about 2 weeks left to go. I'm gonna candle them two times before the 18th so I know which ones to remove
 

Pretty Birds

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Update! 8 out of the 12 eggs are developing great. I even saw a few squirming around in their shell! I have about 2 weeks left to go. I'm gonna candle them two times before the 18th so I know which ones to remove
Please keep us updated! I just had a pullet hatch six chicks a week ago for the first time. Very exciting!
 

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