Here we go again... broody hens sitting on 14 eggs.

Dec 16, 2018
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So some of you may have seen my broody calico Cochin thread, well here we go again!
so I have 5 out of 6 bantams broody right now (‘tis the season) And I was going to toss all of the eggs because I have a broody with 5 chicks right now, but I forgot to collect them and remembered last night. So my other calico Cochin was around Day 7-10. I didn’t have the heart to toss the eggs now that they have started to really develop, so I moved the eggs and the hen to a cage, well the calico hen was not having that, so I put her back and tried another random broody hen, she was just standing there, but I was hopeful, but just in case I tossed in my silver sebright broody hen, so now I have 2 hens sitting on 14 eggs...
I will update with pics later.
 
Dec 16, 2018
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Here are the eggs (actually 13 not 14)
And a pic I took last night of both hens, but now there is only 1.
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Dec 16, 2018
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Well my mottled Cochin has been sitting on the eggs, and last night I opened the door of the coop and I see a baby chick struggling on the floor. I went to pick it up and it has a small cut under its eye, and it’s leg twitches. I think what happened Is the chick went thru the bars of the cage (I didnt think thye would hatch so soon so I didnt put hardware cloth up) and one of the hens or rooster attacked it. It’s still alive this morning and looks better, but I may have to put it down. So far there are only 2, but another has pipped.
 

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