Game hen sitting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by weeksray, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. weeksray

    weeksray Hatching

    Sep 17, 2013
    I have an americana rooster and two hens that are only 4 months old. In July I was given a game hen that is also young from someone who could not take care of it. It was laying when i got her and now is sitting on a bunch of eggs. Problem is I have no idea if the eggs are fertle because I havent seen my young rooster mount her. Its been a week and im not sure what to do. Help please..
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I can see two different options. One is to do nothing and see what happens in another two weeks. The other is to candle the eggs and see if you can see any development. There is some information on candling at the top of this page in the learning center.

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