clucky bantom help!

gaz712

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Oct 15, 2010
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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 ?
 

Whitehouse Quail

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Jul 1, 2009
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I would remove the eggs, but she can sit if she wants!
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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!
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sourland

Broody Magician
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May 3, 2009
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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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