- Mar 30, 2011
One of my eggs didn't hatch, and I really wanted a chick from that hen, and it was her only one under my brooding banty. The eggs were staggered, and she did hatch the first two days' worth of eggs, but not the final day's egg. How soon will she be able to be broody again, under optimal conditions, protecting her health? I'm still hoping she could hatch one of the other hen's eggs? This time I think I would put all 3 eggs (that's all she can accommodate because of her tiny size) from the one hen under her, to enhance hatching probability.