In the Brooder
- Nov 20, 2013
So its been about 29 days for my hen. She went broody early September and decided to sit on her eggs. However, a few of her eggs were not hers, they were my other hen's eggs. One thing we are not sure about is that her rooster/mate died a week earlier and I'm not sure if these eggs she's sitting on fertilized or not. So I decided to give her time. Although by the looks of it she seems depressed, as if she knows her babies won't be born. Its heartbreaking to her and myself, and I have no idea what to do. I will wait one more week and throw the eggs out if they don't hatch, but how can I cheer the poor mother? She was always a nice little hen who got along with the whole flock, but she's been moody and she won't even let us go near her. Any ideas or tips please?