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Hen sitting and hatching chicks

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

  1. Northumberland

    Northumberland New Egg

    Aug 23, 2013
    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

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    They probably got eaten by the broody, or broken when other hens tried to get in the nest.

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