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Broody with some unhatched eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mygroomshop, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. mygroomshop

    mygroomshop In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2009
    I have a Barred rock hen that went broody. I don't have a rooster so I got 10 fertile eggs. 1 egg disapeared at about15 days?? 21 days on the dot 5 hatched it is now 26 days and there are still 3 eggs under her. she pushed 1 away a few days ago. What should I do? Is there any hope for the others still under her? The eggs were gathered on the same day they were put under her. Thanks for the help. This is the 1st time for both of us!

  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    They are probably quitters.

    Take them out from under and candle them (carefully, they can explode!).

    Congratulations on the hatch.

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