Hen Breaking Open Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Maxines, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Maxines

    Maxines New Egg

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    My hen has hatched 4 chicks, today she cracked open one of the eggs, she is still sitting on 5 and there was a chick inside that would of hatched in another 2 days. Is this normal, should we remove the rest of the eggs?
     
  2. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be a little wary of letting her continue to sit if she killed one of the babies. Has she bothered any of the chicks or shown aggression towards them? If not, I would leave her be but keep a close eye on her.
     

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