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Hen on dead eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MissMandyinVT, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. MissMandyinVT

    MissMandyinVT Hatching

    Jul 5, 2010
    One of my very young hens decided to go broody 21 days ago, today I candled them and realized she was sitting on dead eggs. I removed them but the thing is the other hens keep laying in this spot, so I will not be able to stop her from sitting again, should I just let her sit on todays eggs? Or will she starve? Also, does she risk a chance of getting bored and leaving those eggs? She is 8 months old and I feel her other babies may have died from getting cold, 4 were dead early on and 2 were about half way developed, so sad.

  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    You could put her in another area and let her sit on some fake eggs then get some chicks and put under her I think after so long they will stop sitting but I am not sure.

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