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clucky bantom help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gaz712, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. gaz712

    gaz712 Hatching

    Oct 15, 2010
    I have a bantom sitting on eggs for her first time. The problem is the rooster has been away on loan for the last 3 weeks. I presume the eggs cant be fertile so should I remove them or just let her be ?

  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    I would remove the eggs, but she can sit if she wants! [​IMG] You may want to break her broodiness otherwise she wont lay until she's done. (And since there are rotten eggs that will never hatch under her...)

    Good luck! [​IMG]
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Depends upon how long he was gone when she laid the eggs. Hens retain sperm for two weeks for sure and maybe up to four weeks. Let her set a week, candle the eggs, and if fertile allow her to complete the incubation.

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