do i let them keep laying until they brood?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Queen Chika, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Queen Chika

    Queen Chika Out Of The Brooder

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    I HAVE A BUNCH OF HENS, AND A COUPLE WHO ARE PRETTY GOOD ABOUT SITTING, BUT DO I JUST LET ALL THE EGGS ADD UP WHILE THEY SIT? LAST TIME I TRIED THIS, THERE WERE LIKE 24 EGGS SITTING THERE UNTIL I FINALLY TOOK THEM AWAY BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS TOO COLD.

    I HAVE NEVER LET MY HENS ACTUALLY SIT LONG ENOUGH TO HATCH AN EGG, HELP!!!
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Go buy a bucket of golf balls an put them in the nest. Then ya can collect the eggs. Adding a lot of corn to there diet can help to.
     
  3. Queen Chika

    Queen Chika Out Of The Brooder

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    MY PROBLEM IS MORE LIKE, DO I LET MY HEN SIT ON THE EGGS, WHILE THEY CONTINUE TO LAY MORE AND ADD UP BECAUSE MOST OF THEM LAY IN THE SAME BOX, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE LIKE 10 BOXES TO LAY,THEY PREFER TO LAY THEM TOGETHER IN THE ONE BOX, SO THEY JUST ADD UP MORE AND MORE
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    No, you will have to separate the broody from the rest or mark the eggs shes on an collect the newly laid ones each day.
     

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