In the Brooder
- Jul 22, 2008
I am almost embarrased to ask this question. I am so new to this so please don't think I'm stupid. I have a mixed flock but am going to let my Welsummer have some chicks. My question is this. Since I normally collect the eggs from her, when I am ready to let her sit on a clutch, do I just stop collecting the eggs and she will get the hint? Or, do I need to do something to give her the idea I want her to sit on them? Also, when she decides that it's time to sit on her eggs, does she still lay one egg per day until she has enough to hatch? How many eggs is normal for a hen to hatch? If she lays an egg a day for say 7 days, are my chicks going to hatch 1 each day for 7 days? You can stop laughing now, I just really am confused at how this works!