hen doesn't sit on eggs enough???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Missionaryman, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Missionaryman

    Missionaryman New Egg

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    Greetings From Botswana
    I'm a newbie so take it easy on me... Have had a hen for about six months...Introduced a cockerel couple months ago... She is sitting on her eggs now and I know they are fertilized... she has left the eggs overnight a few times will these ever hatch???

    Peace
    Jason
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Not if she left them all night more than once, and it was cold. Sorry.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If she leaves the eggs overnight, she's no broody or at least not full on broody. No, those eggs will not hatch.
     
  4. beakerchicks

    beakerchicks Just Hatched

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    I have a silkie hen that leaves the nest all the time. She lets the eggs get very cold when she goes out to eat and drink. Three out of seven of the eggs hatched.
     

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