How long will it take?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by n2thestorm5032, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. If a chicken lays on eggs to hatch... How long does it take for the eggs to hatch?

    I heard 21 days, will a Chicken really sit in the nest for 3 weeks?
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    That sounds about right. They will only sit on the nest for that long if they are broody. Do you have a broody? If you have any doubts about whether you have one or not, then you don't have one. Broody hens are pretty distinctive in their behavior. I had never seen a broody hen before last year. My girls are not prone to going broody, but last year one went broody on me. It took about 2 seconds of watching her behavior to say "Oh... so that's what everyone was talking about when they said 'broody'."
  3. yeah i am sure she is broody.. she has been sitting on unfertilized eggs for about a week now and i just today got fertilized eggs to put under her!

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