help Black Australorp hen cant hatch eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TLeo13, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. TLeo13

    TLeo13 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2011
    oxford, Pa
    she started laying on eggs 24th of june(5 eggs) they spoiled and i guess she knew because she took them out her self. then she let our other six hens lay in her box, she had 3 eggs two weeks ago. Then i checked three days ago and she had 10 under her(none of her own all white leghorns. aracuna, and rhode island red) she cracked 1 so i took it out and took another one out to lighten her lode. she only has 8 now. I think this hen has so much trouble, I thought her first try should have worked since our Delaware Blue rooster does his job a lot. What do you think is wrong? idk if i should by chicks and put them under her or what? i just fell bad because she wants to be a mom sho bad and only gets up once a day to eat drink and poop then goes right back on the eggs! any ideas?
  2. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a BA hen who has tried and failed 3 times, don't know why. I finaaly just gave her some chicks, now shes a happy momma. She's the only broody australorpe I've had. [​IMG]

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