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Eggs laid-HELP!!pleasee

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Naz3, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Naz3

    Naz3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,im very new at this- I have a hen and a rooster which i raised from chicks. The hen has just laid 2 eggs and i have no idea what happens now..please help!!
    She is not sitting on the eggs at night..is this normal?
    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    She's not broody... ie. She isn't in the mood to incubate them, so consider the eggs a gift for you! [​IMG]
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Usually a hen won't start going broody until she has a few more eggs under her. Either wait for her to accumulate more, or you can trick her by adding some fake eggs.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's time for making an omlet! They are perfectally good to eat and won't really be big enough yet to hatch out well if you wanted more chickens.
     
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    if she has just started laying.then she isnt broody.she is just roosting in the nest.so id cook the eggs an eat them.
     
  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Your hen is young, give her time. She will know when it is time to brood. I would wait about a month to see if she starts brooding. You don't want to waste the eggs, so eat them. But in a couple of weeks put a fake egg (plastic easter egg ot even a golf ball) in the nest. Then when you try to collect the eggs and she is setting, she will give you a little peck to tell you it is time. From there on out she will do all the work. DO NOT disturb her. In three weeks you will have chicks.
     
  7. Naz3

    Naz3 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you all soooo much for your advice!i will follow it and hopefully learn!![​IMG]
     

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