Eggs not hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jh2Owen, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Jh2Owen

    Jh2Owen Just Hatched

    Mar 27, 2017
    Good morning!

    I was given a hen who was broody and laying on some eggs. We've had her for 8 days and so far 3 of the eggs have hatched. The last one hatched 3 days ago. I have no idea how long she's been laying on the eggs as the last owner had no idea she was even broody!

    Do I just her continue laying on the eggs? At what point to we take them? She will be so upset. :( She is a good momma!

    Thank you!
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    She will likely abandon the rest very soon, unless you have been taking the chicks from her. Her concern will be with survival of those who have hatched, not waiting around in case any more might hatch.

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