Broody problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eggcessed, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. eggcessed

    eggcessed In the Brooder

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    So I finally gave in and let Broody #4 have 6 eggs to sit and hatch (I broke the first 3 it was too cold to be hatching chicks). I made a BIG mistake I did not segregate her from the other girls. After 10 days I noticed one of her coop mates in the nesting box, shooed her away and OMG there are 18 eggs in the box!! Now what? I thought about candling them and letting her have the ones furthest along. I can put the others in one of my incubators but if they are laying a few daily I can't manage to hatch them all due to varying requirements. My other two incubators are occupied. Any suggestions???
     
  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Candle them all, clearly mark the ones that are most developed and give her them back. Put the others in your incubator and check her nest daily from now on to remove any new unmarked ones.
     
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  3. eggcessed

    eggcessed In the Brooder

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    Thank you, yes that is what I was thinking too. I should have known better, Not sure about the rest of the eggs in the incubator, hatching over an extended period and adjusting the humidity.
     

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