- Dec 12, 2014
I have a hen who has been sitting for about five weeks on an infertile egg. we tried breaking her a number of times and it didn't work. She has been sitting for about 5 weeks and we have finally managed to get some fertile eggs. we found it hard to fertile eggs as it is coming on winter, we are in the last month of autumn. we didn't really want to hatch at this time of the year but didn't have much choose. We have been told that hens that sit for to long can get exhausted and die. is this true???? The person we got the eggs off said that it didn't hurt them as long as they were eating and drinking and getting off daily to go for a walk. Do you think she will be alright??? She will end up sitting for about 8 weeks, hopefully a few are fertile and will hatch.