How long will she sit on Plastic Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dawny2u2, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Speckled Sussex who has been sitting on her nest over 2 months. Hatching a plastic egg. So far nothing has happened, but she doesnt't seem to be giving up hope. I take her out every night after the others go in, she eats, poops, drinks a little water and runs right back in. The others pick on her, I don't know if that is a result of her not being around, or the cause of her sitting on the nest. I don't have any fertile eggs, our little banty rooster can't hit the mark. Just wondering what the record is for a confused hen?
     
  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take the plastic eggs away. Those are only needed when hens first start laying to show them where the nest boxes are to encourage laying in them. Once they have a laying routine you can take the aid away unless they start laying elsewhere.

    They can go on and on, so I take everything egg shaped away.
     
  3. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She will stay on it until it hatches out some plastic chicks of course.
     
  4. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course!! I can't wait!!!
     

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