Getting Hens to Set question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Makayla200, May 31, 2017.

  1. Makayla200

    Makayla200 New Egg

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    My hens are not sitting on the eggs at night and I don't know why. It is their first time so I don't know if they think im going to take the eggs or something. Do you have any ideas?
     
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  2. CLSranch

    CLSranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they sitting on them during the day?
     
  3. CLSranch

    CLSranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may have the urge to set but not enough of a strong urge to do the job right. I would take the eggs away if they are not staying on them after a week.

    And don't forget to float any egg that's been out there a week, or the easter egg that may be a day or a month.
     
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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    They aren't full on broody?
    I have no idea. :confused:
     
  5. DwayneNLiz

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    hens dont set on eggs unless they are broody
    i would take the eggs away and if one does go broody you will know, it will be GLUED to the nest and probably make pterodactyl noises at you if you get too close
    when that happens and you are ready to give them eggs select a few eggs and draw a circle with a sharpie all around the egg (this is so that if any others get added to the nest it is easy to tell) and also makes sure that they are all due on the same day

    if you have any other questions let us know! Good Luck and WELCOME TO BYC!!!!
     
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  6. Molpet

    Molpet Chillin' With My Peeps

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