hatching eggs

ChickenKickin

Hatching
5 Years
Mar 4, 2014
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My hen is going to hatch five eggs, but the fifth one I put under her three days after she started to lay on her eggs. My question is to all is; will the hen keep laying on that fifth egg after the other four have hatched?
 

PunkinPeep

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
3,642
64
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SouthEast Texas
Maybe.

You'll just have to see how she responds, and you might want to have your incubator ready to rescue that last egg, or have a brooder ready to take care of the first four to keep her from wanting to get off the fifth one.

In general, it is a really good idea to give your hen all of her clutch at once so that they will all hatch at the same time.
 
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