Hen broody 2 weeks - Can I still give her eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ACaliforniaChick, May 21, 2011.

  1. ACaliforniaChick

    ACaliforniaChick Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2009
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I have an Americauna who has been broody for about two weeks. We've been working on an expanded coop and were not quite ready to get new chicks. But, do I still have time to order eggs and let her hatch them? I don't know if she'll give up too soon as we didn't get started right away.
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    First, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] It would be okay to give her eggs now, but you would be taking a small chance. Then again you are always taking a chance with a broody. She'll probably stay on the nest without giving up, her health is the main risk. I say go for it! Just watch her for any health problems. Good luck! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 21, 2011

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