Hen Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Knight1992, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Knight1992

    Knight1992 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Hen layed her 1st Egg tonight.She wasnt making no noise or nothing she was real quiet and she was staring at the egg the whole time.I think she was shocked like she didnt know what happend.But after she layed it our rooster stepped on it and squashed it it was yellow yolk inside of it.whats the diffrence between a egg and a egg with a baby in it how can i tell the diffrence and what was the yellow yolk im sorry guys im new to this stuff lol
     
  2. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    There will not be an embryo inside the egg until the hen sets on the egg and began to incubate it. That is whats called a hen going broody. Until then is just like any other egg that you eat except that it is fertile. There are specific temperatures and humidity level that must be present for a fertile egg can develop into a baby chick.

    You can follow these links for more information!!!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/broody-henshttps://www.backyardchickens.com/a/broody-hens

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubation
     
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and Congrats on the first egg. You need to change from Grower feed to Layer feed which has added calcium for hard egg shells. If you still have a bunch of Grower feed you can mix the Layer feed in and add a seperate dish of oyster shells for now. They all have a yellow yoke inside. A chick does not start to develop unless the hen goes broody and wants to sit on egg for the next 21 days. You can put a golf ball or fake egg in the nesting box to help teach hen where to lay eggs. Hope this gives you a start. If you go to the Learning Center on the site you can find all the information for new chicken owners. Also this site is great because you can go to whichever forum you want to get information on and just type in a short question in the Search Nav and it will bring up tons of related threads for hours of reading and learning. Good Luck
     

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