help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abellchicken, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. abellchicken

    abellchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have broody hen who has been on eggs for a week. Today I came home and she was sitting in another nest. One on the other chickens must have gotten in when she went to eat and she just went to the wrong nest. the eggs got cold. Are they ruined? I moved her back and have set up an incubator. I tought I would move them there and give them to her when they hatch. Any ideas?
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    your eggs should be ok, be sure to mark them so if another hen lays you can remove it, other wise you will have more troubles. I would keep an eye on the hen and put her back when you see her on another nest. and candle a few at a time only keep the ones that are developing the same. and don't let her have 40 eggs or some weird number, even if it looks cool or you won't get any chicks.
     

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