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Help!!!! Broody hen

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Momma ash, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Momma ash

    Momma ash New Egg

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    My bantam aka " baby chick" (my kids named her lol) has been sitting on 4 eggs for a week. Only to have gotten off them for a few hours and they got cold. She is back on them now.. Is it possible they could still hatch?

    Also she somehow added a new egg to her nest yesterday and is now sitting on it as well.. Should I remove it or just let it stay?

    This is our first time being broody so I'm very new at this.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd not worry too much. I have heard of many people who've had their hens get off for a few hours and then have 100% hatch rate. It depends on weather, stage of egg development, etc... you can always candle them in the next few days and that will probably give you an idea if they've made it.
     
  3. Momma ash

    Momma ash New Egg

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    Thank you!! I hope we have some hatch. To reward her for her work!
     
  4. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, they are probably just fine.............She knows what she is doing................
    You might want to mark the eggs she has so you can remove any new ones she might steal.
    One of my hens does that.tucks them right under her wing and takes them to her nest...............
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