Darn it!!!!!! She was on the wrong nest today!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SueSteeves, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. SueSteeves

    SueSteeves Chillin' With My Peeps

    141
    1
    111
    Mar 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Well I just went out to feed and found my broody sitting in the wrong nest!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] All the eggs were cool to the touch [​IMG] I wish I knew exactly how long she has been on the wrong nest.....could have been since last night. I was really looking forward to these chicks as I spent a good deal of money (to me at least) on these eggs and wanted more bantam cochins. I put her back on the correct nest and I guess I am just going to have to wait and see if anything hatches this weekend. Well, lesson learned: from now on all broody hens are being seperated so they don't get confused. Just wanted to vent. Maybe I will but more eggs with christmas money if she continues to stay broody and nothing hatches.

    I am going to go and mope over a cup of hot chocolate now. [​IMG]
     
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    aww im srry to hear that happend. hopfully something will hatch [​IMG]
     
  3. SueSteeves

    SueSteeves Chillin' With My Peeps

    141
    1
    111
    Mar 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Thanks! I am just going to hope for the best, and if the eggs are no longer viable then there is still plenty of time to hatch out more chicks so that they will be laying age by this summer. I just have chick fever right now I guess [​IMG]
     
  4. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

    413
    0
    89
    Nov 15, 2011
    AL
    Ahh my hens have done that before.

    I'd candle them. Don't loose hope, but expect a late hatch.
     
  5. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    316
    2
    103
    Jul 20, 2011
    Summerville ,SC
    Good Luck! What kind of cochins do you have?
     
  6. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to hear that neighbor [​IMG]
     
  7. SueSteeves

    SueSteeves Chillin' With My Peeps

    141
    1
    111
    Mar 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Thanks Dennis! At least winter hatching/chicks is no big deal for us in our climate [​IMG]

    peafowlmom: I have three bantam cochins (two buff, 1 black frizzle) and a 4 week old dark brahma pullet ( I hope [​IMG]) The eggs I bought are for blue/black bantam cochins. I really want some splash cochin bantams next! I love those sweet little fluffy butts.
     
  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    I've had that happen before. You still have a chance. I have a three hole nest box and I will trap the hen in with the eggs. I let her out twice a day to poop and eat.
    But, it is best to seperate. Thats what I do now.
     
  9. jen85

    jen85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    286
    1
    101
    Aug 25, 2011
    Oklahoma
    The same thing happened to me. I moved the eggs to the incubator and a couple hatched.
     
  10. 2hot2chicken

    2hot2chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    542
    4
    111
    Jul 15, 2011
    Beaverton
    My broody has done it twice now with the same batch of eggs and they were ice cold to the touch. I candle em and all 3 eggs still have movement and development and should start hatching any day now.......

    Eggs are pretty resilient.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by