eggs not hatching

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2manyRoos, May 12, 2009.

  1. 2manyRoos

    2manyRoos New Egg

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    May 5, 2009
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    my hen has been setting on eggs for approximatly 23 days. I know most of them are bad because I can hear them slosh when you shake them lightly. My ? is, can I put a new batch of eggs under her, I know my eggs are fertile because my roo is quite the busy fella. So does anyone know if a hen will set long enough to hatch a second set of eggs. I believe the problem began with the musical nesting with the other hens since I didn't isolate her. anyhow should I try a second round of eggs or will it be a waste of time. HHEELLLLLPPPP
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You can try it and see - just keep her seperated from the others. I have not heard of someone doing that but I can't see why not try it.
     
  3. 2manyRoos

    2manyRoos New Egg

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    I do have another place to put her and know I should have to begin with. I guess procrastination gets me nowhere. I will wait one more day and then I think I'll try it . thank you
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I made the same mistake with my first broody too. You are not alone. Live and learn!!
     
  5. 2manyRoos

    2manyRoos New Egg

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    well it's 2 days later I put the hen on 10 new eggs and then last night put her in a seperate area all by herself so far so good
     

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