Hatching Egg for chicken

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Josh Small, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Josh Small

    Josh Small Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2016
    Do you think it ok if my hen is setting on only one egg
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Of course it is , and you will only have one chick to hatch. Or none, if something goes wrong. Silly question: Why do you only have 1 egg?
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hey there Josh Small

    Yep, I agree with cavemanrich one egg is fine. I too am intrigued as to why only one?

    Because there is the chance of the egg not hatching, definitely keep a track of the time she started to sit. Most with hatching eggs know when they are due but even if we do not, the fact that some of the eggs have hatched is a good indication that others that have not days later are not going to.

    With one egg, if you do not keep a track of how long she has been sitting, you will have no idea when it is due to hatch unless you candle it.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2016

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