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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by daisy14, May 24, 2016.

  1. daisy14

    daisy14 New Egg

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    I never thought of myself as a chicken owner. Recently my neighbors hen has ran away from home and taken up residence in my lillies. She has now laid 9 eggs. The neighnor does have a rooster and does not care she ran away. So now I have a hen and 9 eggs. She sits on her nest all day but goes home in the evenings. What do i heed to do keep her happy lonpg enough for the eggs to hatch??????
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is not laying on them at night?
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi, if your neighbour does not have a rooster, then the eggs are not fertile. I'd suggest getting rid of the eggs, since she has been sitting on them and you don't know for how long.

    CT
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! If she's not sitting on the eggs overnight, they will either be harmed by the cool down period, or not viable any more. Either way it's best to discard them. I've had a similar situation with a broody years ago and it ended badly. Most of the chicks that did hatch, did not make it.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree with Sumi, a broody should not be leaving her eggs at night - I would toss them.
     

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