Hen sitting on 19 eggs for the past week.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sissy, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    hen sitting on 19eggs
    and that seems to be an overabundance
    for her to handle.
    but she covers them well.
    should I add another nest box have 2 already but the other one has 7 eggs from another hen. both are really good moms from
    hatching only once before but only 4 not
    this many should i set up another nest box for another hen to help

    I dont think she would like that.
    what to do.. can she handle so many.
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    To many eggs to get a good hatch 15 is about the max.
  3. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    I am no expert at all...but I would say to see if you could sneek some eggs from her and give to the other hen who doesn't have as many. Equal it out a little so the eggs have a better chance.
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    thats what i will do sneak a few
    to the other hen but i thought
    the mama knows her eggs. and would cause a fuss some say
    the hen talks to her chix before they even hatch ???

    thanks all will see what happens hatch date should be about the FEb. 21 i think
  5. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2008
    se ohio
    holy moly what kind of hen is she a jersy giant or is she a standard w/ bantie eggs.
    im not an expert but i to would sneak some eggs out from under her.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  6. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central New York
    Boy she is ambitious!!! I have put eggs under a hen that were not hers. They don’t care. They just want to hatch. Good luck. [​IMG]

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