Did my hen jump ship

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marcus connor, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woke up and saw my hen wasn't sitting on the eggs that have been under her for 16 days, what should I do.
     
  2. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes when a hen is broody she will get up and clean/eat/drink and stretch. If she doesn't get back on the eggs soon then you should probably put the eggs under another broody or buy and incubator.
     
  3. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was sitting off to the right of them, does that mean she is done?
     
  4. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. Is she sitting on any of them? Can you post a picture?
     
  5. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She just stands on them.
     
  6. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she hasn't sat in them then I would put them in an incubator right away. Maybe put the cage in the chicken run and open the cage to let her out. Make sure none of you're other chickens go inside the cage. She might just want to do her business and stretch. Just see if she comeback to them.
     
  7. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has kicked out 2 eggs and has started sitting again, so if she continues I'll be fine.
     
  8. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds good. What kind of birds are under her?
     
  9. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIR, frizzle and chocin, idk who the dad could be. Either a chocin,Polish or a gamebird mix.
     
  10. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure like polish and Cochin roosters!!!
     

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