Can I throw another clutch of eggs under broody hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by billmac, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. billmac

    billmac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen sitting on a clutch of eggs, that look like they are all duds. She's been on well past hatching time and a quick candling didn't show anything alive. Will she continue to sit if I throw another clutch of eggs under her? She usually gets off the eggs a couple times a day.
     
  2. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give her a rest, she's been inactive, eating & drinking very little for days.
    Wait until she goes broodie again.
     
  3. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, what day are you on?

    I candled at 7 days and I couldn't see any thing. Did again at 14 days and still didnt know what the heck I was seeing.

    Turns out all 11 hatched.
     

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