Clumsy Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k625, May 12, 2008.

  1. k625

    k625 Songster

    Aug 14, 2007
    Today is day 21..I think. Not exactly sure because I was out of town when she started to sit. Candled some eggs yesterda though and did see all dark inside, so hopefully we are a go here any tme now. Well when I went out to check this morning my hen was off her nest getting a quick drink, as I watched her get back in the nest she is quite clumsy. She kind of flopps in and has so many eggs under her that she falls over a little bit, and then has egg bulging out everywhere. She then scoots some of what is left underneath of her. Pretty funny to watch though!

    How does she know which eggs should be under her, and which ones are not?
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I believe they are active in the shells and thats how she knows where the bad eggs are..........chirping and movement as they get closer to hatch.......
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I'm with Tuff on that.

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