hen on nest of 6 eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yuke4, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. yuke4

    yuke4 New Egg

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    we bought 12 eggs for our broody hen. she has been sitting on 6 for 21 days yesterday but no sign of hatching. she is in a cage away from the other hens. we have candled the eggs and all are dark with an air space. how many days should we wait yet? first time we have had baby chicks.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    What happened to the other 6 eggs?
     
  3. yuke4

    yuke4 New Egg

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    We found a cracked one at day 14 (with a chick in it) and candled the others and found 5 that were not fertile. We moved her due to the broken egg because the other hens were laying their eggs in by her. Thanks.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I've had them go as long as 24 days under a broody.

    If none stink, I'd just wait. She'll probably eventually abandon them if they don't hatch.
     
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    yuke4 New Egg

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    Thank you. Makes me feel better cause I really want a couple of them to hatch out. No they don't stink and she hasn't left the nest
    in over a week. Hopefully by the weeks end she will have chicks.
     
  6. yuke4

    yuke4 New Egg

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    Yay our eggs were hatching when we came home today!
     
  7. daver

    daver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Congrats!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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