Help Needed, (EMERGENCY)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by princewahaj, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. princewahaj

    princewahaj Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help me, I have one hen and she is not sitting at egg, she is 15 months old and she gave the egg in her coop 4 hours ago, So i want to know that what may be the cause for not sitting at egg and what should i do for that ? I need an helpful answer quickly, Please Do Helm Me.
     
  2. McGobs

    McGobs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the chicken as gone broody, they don't tend to spend much time sitting on eggs.

    Another thing to think about, when they hatch eggs...they usually hatch more than one at a time. Soo..they lay and egg...keep it warmish...but wait till they have a few there to actually sit on them consistantly...that way they all hatch roughly about the same time.

    You also said you have one hen...do you have a rooster as well? If not, the egg won't be fertile anyway. So why bother sitting on it?
     
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  3. suki'smom

    suki'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She probably isn't broody. They only sit on the eggs when they go broody which means that they want to hatch the eggs.
     
  4. princewahaj

    princewahaj Out Of The Brooder

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    Should i put some grass below the egg ???????

    Means like "NEST" ???

    @McGOBS Yeah, I have rooster also....
     
  5. adrianapost

    adrianapost Out Of The Brooder

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    Not all chickenswill get broody for you..meaning sitting on the eggs to hatch. Some breeds are not as broody as others. The only thing you could do to encourage is put a few fake eggs in the nest or golf balls and she might become broody. Do you know what breed she is?
     
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  6. princewahaj

    princewahaj Out Of The Brooder

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    @adrianapost I don't know what the breed she is ? Could you tell me please how can i know that ? Is there any method to know this ?
     
  7. McGobs

    McGobs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best and quickest way to tell the breed would be to post a picture of your hen on here. As for the grass in the nestbox...thats a personal call.

    I've tried pine shavings, hay, grass clippings...just depends on the hen. Some of them prefer to have an empty box with nothing in it, and they kick it all to the floor.
     
  8. princewahaj

    princewahaj Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some photos of my hen with egg, Please give any suggestion.


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    ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS ??????
     
  9. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's nothing wrong with your hen. Unless a hen goes broody, she will not sit on and hatch out eggs.
     
  10. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    It's really the wrong time of year as well. Not as a hard and fast rule, but generally hens are more likely to sit in the spring and summer.
     

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