First time broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crazy chkn lady, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. crazy chkn lady

    crazy chkn lady Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen Omlet is broody for her first time, she is sitting on 4 eggs that are on day 10. I candled them and only one is fertile and developing, should I remove the infertile eggs or leave them and let her keep sitting on all four?

    The eggs are from 4 different hens, only one of them is her's.. The fertile egg is a green one from my EE :)


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  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd take the infertile eggs out so they aren't accidentally broken or collected after the one chick hatches and she gives up on the rest of them.

    Very cute picture of her in the milk crate :)
     
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  3. crazy chkn lady

    crazy chkn lady Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you, I was afraid if I took the other eggs out that she would not stay on the one egg.
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If you can take them to candle and she isn't dissuaded, I doubt she's going to be upset over the duds being removed.
     
  5. crazy chkn lady

    crazy chkn lady Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to check on Omlet and her egg and somehow it had been broken. The feed store here just got in chicks this week so I went and bought one and put it under her lastnight and it worked, she's taking care of it and she's a good momma :)
     
  6. crazy chkn lady

    crazy chkn lady Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]. Here she is with her baby underneath her :)
     

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