eggs are hatching! do i need to do anything??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maco5, May 17, 2010.

  1. maco5

    maco5 In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    I had ordered some fertilized eggs a couple weeks ago for my broody hen.
    I hear peeping and managed to get the hen up enough to see that one of the eggs is cracking.
    It is 12:30 am here and I don't know if I can go to bed and hope all goes well, or do something!
    I don't even know what to do if necessary so any advise is highly appreciated!!!
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If it's a first time broody, you have the luck of the draw. She could be fantastic or not so good.

    I say, let nature take it's course. Most times, mother nature wins out. Go to bed and let the mamma do her thing.... and you know what they say.

    DON'T OPEN THE BATOR... even when it's a mamma hen!

    Good luck and May God Bless.

  3. SeaHen

    SeaHen Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    Springfield, OR
    Ah, congratulations! I bet you'll wake up and find a bunch of beautiful little babies in the morning. BTW, you're from my home town!

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