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Disturbed setting hen....advice needed!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abacus chicks, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. abacus chicks

    abacus chicks Hatching

    Aug 2, 2013
    Our broody bantam sat lovely in her 6 fertile buff eggs we got for 24 hours but then she got off and looked very poorly. We realised the old coop we had put her in had mites. We treated her and put her and eggs in a fresh coop and she sat again 24 hours later. She has not left them since except for a quick snack and drink. Do you think there is any chance of the eggs hatching? Thank you x

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    They may very well be developing. Candle at about 7 days to find out. Good luck. Keep an eye on her to make sure that she does not become reinfested with mites.

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