Help! Hen is still on egg and its day 28!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sweetsugar2242, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. sweetsugar2242

    sweetsugar2242 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has been sitting on one egg now for 28 days! It still hasn't hatched. Will she eventually stop sitting on it or do I need to take it away from her and throw it out when she gets up to eat! Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps


    You should get that egg away from her immediately and discard it. Be carefull as it may be rotten and explode. You don't want that to happen. She should give up the nest in a few days after the egg is gone.........Pop
     
  3. sweetsugar2242

    sweetsugar2242 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Thats what I was thinking!
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww poor chickie :( I would remove it, is there any way you could find a day old chick to put under here in the middle of the night?
     
  5. sweetsugar2242

    sweetsugar2242 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I went down to the coop this morning to take the egg away from her and it had hatched this morning...sweet baby chick!!!!!
     
  6. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank goodness you didn't toss it!! Congrats!!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She couldn't have been sitting on it for 28 days (unless it's a guinea!). Maybe she started later than you realized.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  8. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay! good job mama hen
     

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