Disturbance to setting hen....will my chicks still hatch?

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  1. abacus chicks

    abacus chicks New Egg

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    We have a broody bantam who has been broody for weeks so, trying to be kind, we got her 6 buff Orpington fertile eggs and set them under her using an old coop recently vacated by some cockerels we have sold. She sat happily for 24 hours then found her off the nest looking poorly. Discovered the coop was infested with mites and this is what caused her distress. We treated her and within 24 hours she was sat back in her eggs and now won't budge as she is back to her normal self! My question is, will these eggs have any chance of hatching?
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I think 24 hrs. off wouldn't hurt them. After several days you could try candling them to see if they are developing.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined us!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. abacus chicks

    abacus chicks New Egg

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    you is everyone. I will try the other thread! X
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, abacus chicks, and a belated [​IMG]! Great to have you with us!
     
  8. abacus chicks

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    Thank you xx
     

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