Help broody hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MonkeyZero, May 19, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hi

    As most of you know, I have a broddy hen who has 4 eggs, well, today, 2 eggs broke when I guess she was going to take a potty break. Well we purchased some eggs from a lady. She kept them in her house(not in the fridge). Well, she kept her hens with roos. The oldest the eggs are 3 days. Do they have a chance?
     
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    How long has your hen been on the eggs already? You might want to replace all the eggs to avoid a staggered hatch...but the eggs the lady gave you should do great
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    whoops accidental doulbe post, mods can close other one. She's been on the eggs for 1 week
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I deleted the other post for you! [​IMG]

    Dawn

    P.S. I agree with morelcabin.
     
  5. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Thank you:D Well, shes ditting on 8 eggs now! I may sale the roos.
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    For some reason, 2 eggs were out of the nest box, and COLD!!! I guess its because of the fact she goes out to potty. How do i stop eggs from rolling out?
     
  7. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Can you add a short board to the front of the nest box to keep the eggs from getting rolled out?

    I know wild birds will remove eggs from their nests if there is something wrong with them, but I have no idea if chickens will do the same thing...


    Dawn
     
  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well, they were cracked, and veined, and the little thing kinda twitching, then I got mad at my hen, then I just went online. I can try to add something. The nest bos is 2 ft wide, and 6 ft wall, maybe 1 in board can help?
     
  9. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Ok,when should I candle them, it may be hard for the araucanas...
     

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