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egg not hatched from 1st august

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by garrinis, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. garrinis

    garrinis Hatching

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    Hi

    My hen became broody so I bought 3 fertilized eggs for her, 2 hatched last week but the other one has done nothing. She's still sitting on it, shall I remove it now? If so, will this stop her being broody, she's looking a bit pale and I'm worried that she'll make herself ill.. The chicks are doing fine but I don't want her to suffer because of them

    I'd appreciate any advice, I'm very new to this

    Thanks
     

  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    so If I understand you your hen has been sitting on the eggs since august 1st? if so yes get rid of the egg it might explode and make a nasty mess. as far as broody hen remove from the nest and block it off so she won't go back to setting. Good luck.
     
  3. garrinis

    garrinis Hatching

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    OK thank you, I'll remove it today
     
  4. garrinis

    garrinis Hatching

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    I removed the egg and blocked off the nesting box entrance but she is very distressed, I think I'll put it back as it was, is there any gentler way of doing this?
     

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