Hatching eggs

awatson0605

In the Brooder
Aug 24, 2021
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24
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I recently let a broody hen sit on 12 eggs when it got close to 21 days I removed all other hens and allowed her to sit .. these chickens are outdoor in separate pen 21 days ago 2 hatched since then we have had 3 more hatch and were dead when we found them . Yesterday I noticed one egg with a crack in the shell and this morning it has a hole in it ..mama hen has continued to sit on eggs off and on since birth of my first 2.. I did notice my hen and one of the 21 day old bitties peck at the hatching egg so I immediately removed them from the egg coup .. my question is do I need to put mama hen back with my hatching egg (chick is alive I can see it moving some ) or leave the hen out of the egg box ? Thanks
 

awatson0605

In the Brooder
Aug 24, 2021
7
24
31
I recently let a broody hen sit on 12 eggs when it got close to 21 days I removed all other hens and allowed her to sit .. these chickens are outdoor in separate pen 21 days ago 2 hatched since then we have had 3 more hatch and were dead when we found them . Yesterday I noticed one egg with a crack in the shell and this morning it has a hole in it ..mama hen has continued to sit on eggs off and on since birth of my first 2.. I did notice my hen and one of the 21 day old bitties peck at the hatching egg so I immediately removed them from the egg coup .. my question is do I need to put mama hen back with my hatching egg (chick is alive I can see it moving some ) or leave the hen out of the egg box ? Thanks
 

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