Broody off and on

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bart40330, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. bart40330

    bart40330 In the Brooder

    Nov 27, 2008
    Harrodsburg KY
    How long can a broody stay off the clutch before they go bad? It is 89 degrees outside right now.

    She gets off in the morning to go eat and drink. Goes back. Gets off and meanders around. Goes back. Another broody seems to take her shifts but sometimes they both get off.

    Any advice?
  2. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i have had the same problem and now the just stayed off them
    now they are hatching with no hens on them out of 7 eggs 4 have hatched i guess it has been so hot here they are still growing

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