hen just started brooding need some advice

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Val and Mike, May 22, 2016.

  1. Val and Mike

    Val and Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Hen just started brooding read a lot of posts on this and answered a lot of questions except one. If my eggs aren't fertile will she stop on her own or do I need to brake the habit?

    I do have a rooster so there might be chances that they are fertile just very unsure.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If the eggs are not fertile (hopefully your rooster has done his job) the hen will be unable to tell. Candle them after 7 to 10 days and determine whether or not they are developing. Good luck.
     
  3. Val and Mike

    Val and Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    ok so she won't quit even after 21 days?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Some will, but many will continue to set until they are in bad physical condition. Why do you think that your eggs might not be fertile?
     
  5. Val and Mike

    Val and Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    never noticed any with the bulls eye before
     

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