Hen sitting and hatching chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Northumberland, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Northumberland

    Northumberland New Egg

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    My clucking hen was sitting on 18 eggs, I know that's a lot, however the chicks are hatching, we have 8 chicks and only
    5 eggs left, what could have happened to the other 5 eggs.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They probably got eaten by the broody, or broken when other hens tried to get in the nest.
     

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