How long till I remove eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Whitney9988, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Whitney9988

    Whitney9988 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 22, 2008
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    I normally collect my silkies eggs but for the last few days I've decided not to. I'm hoping she'll go broody. She lays on the nest until I let her out of her cage. I was wondering how long I can keep the eggs in there before they start smelling bad and if I leave the eggs in there could it encourage her to go broody?[​IMG]
     
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    how many eggs are already in the nest?

    when i do the same to my hens they will go broody once the 8th or 9th egg is layed.. but it's up to the hen really if she wants to incubate
     
  3. Whitney9988

    Whitney9988 Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 22, 2008
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    She has 3 eggs under her now... She went broody about 2 months ago but the chick died halfway through the incubation period.
     

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