Hen went broody but no chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crzy chic lady, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Crzy chic lady

    Crzy chic lady Just Hatched

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    Ok we have a Buckeye hen that has decided to become a mama. We marked the 5 eggs that she decided to lay on. I marked the days on the calendar. On day 23 she hatched a a little black chic. We closed her off from the rest of the flock so she could eat and take care of the chick. Poor little thing did not make it through day 23. She is still sitting on the other 4 eggs. It has now been day 25. I would like to take the eggs that are not hatching and try to put a few new eggs under her. Do I have to toss the 4 that she has been laying on?
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they were mine I'd let them go another day, just to make sure. I do. yes, you can try to put fresh eggs under her, although a lot of times in my experience the hen would not set on eggs that I put in the nest.
     

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