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

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    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

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    To many eggs to get a good hatch 15 is about the max.
     
  3. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Boy she is ambitious!!! I have put eggs under a hen that were not hers. They don¬ít care. They just want to hatch. Good luck. [​IMG]
     

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