Found hidden nest. Now what?? Can I still incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cozadfarm, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. cozadfarm

    cozadfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2012
    Found my hens hidden nest today with 10 eggs. She doesn't appear to want to sit so what do I do. I want them to hatch but not sure if I should leave them or bring them in to incubate. Just started eggs 2 days ago and still have room in incubator.
  2. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2007
    BC Canada
    She may be taking a break, going for food and water. Could the nest been abandon sometime ago. In nature, birds lay an egg a day and then sit to hatch them. I'm not sure if that's the same with chickens. I have had chickens Broody and don't go to far, however, never had the experience of hatching them. Hopefully someone with experience can help.

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