Broody Japanese bantam

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lakota67, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. lakota67

    lakota67 New Egg

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    My bantam hen has been sitting on what I finally realized, unfertilized eggs. My bantam rooster as recently killed by my neighbors new dog. I had hoped my hens eggs were from that rooster. Should I take her eggs away from her? I do have another hen brooding with 5 eggs she is a barred. Should I take an egg from my barred and give to my bantam? I didn't want to traumatized her more since she lost her mate. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    I might give her two of them in case one doesn't hatch and leave the barred bird with three.
     
  3. lakota67

    lakota67 New Egg

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    I'll try that Oldhenlikesdogs. Thanks for help. Have a great day.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Good luck, hopefully she's a good mommy.
     

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