Egglaying Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Plymouthroxgal, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If My Hen Sits On Her Egg And I leave Her On The Egg Will She lay any Eggs Or Just Sit On Her Egg? Please Help:|
     
  2. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also will she Leave The Nest to Lay another or lay In same spot
     
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  3. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as Fas as I know they will continue to lay Until they feel the clutch holds enough eggs.
    And I think the eggs are good for about 10 days allowing for clutch size before the actual incubation sitting Can start. Thats up to the chicken.

    I could be way off, but thats my understanding
     
  4. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Because she lays an egg doesn't mean she will go broody and hatch a clutch of eggs. Broodiness has been bred out of many chickens. There are alot of hens that NEVER go broody in their life and have no interest in setting a clutch of eggs. Your hen may lay in the same nest every single day until there are many eggs but that won't make her go broody. Unless you know she is broody you are risking broken eggs and developing egg eating tendencies when and if it happens. Unless you know the hen is broody and will set I would advise collecting the eggs daily.
     
  6. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive Seen My That Hen Go Broody and Every egg I take From Her Is Fertiel, aND sHES a bantam/Game And Yesterday She was Sitting On Her Eggs I Moved Her Off and It Was Warm I even Put Out Cherrios she Didnt Leave.


    shes The Littlest

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  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you know she is broody let her sit. Good luck with your hatching eggs.
     
  8. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You Ill Update When She Sits On Them [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    What a cute little banty.
     
  10. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You [​IMG]
     

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