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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

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    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

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    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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