Help. First broody of the season.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenclucker, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Chickenclucker

    Chickenclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all, First timer over here![​IMG]
    My black crested polish has become broody and it is my first time dealing with a broody hen. At first I didn't know


    if I was going to allow her to sit on the eggs but all these recent chick pics gave me chick fever and now I can't

    wait for my very first chick hatch. The only thing is, because I wasn't sure if I was going to let them hatch

    the other hens eggs for the last couple days have ended up underneath her too! So my question is,

    since the eggs have been put under her at different times will she keep sitting on them until all of

    them hatch or will a couple of chicks hatch and then will she get up and the other eggs will

    remain undeveloped and die because she got up too soon?

    Thanks for any replies!! WIsh me luck - ChickenClucker
     
  2. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, once she has several chicks hatched out, she'll get up off of the other eggs in order to care for her chicks. A lot of people mark the eggs and then any others that are laid are taken out so that you don't get that staggered hatching.
     
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  3. Chickenclucker

    Chickenclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the reply. I will try what you said. Great idea![​IMG]
     

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