HP setting on fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jjhphome, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. jjhphome

    jjhphome Hatching

    Aug 13, 2010
    That's right. Henny Penny is setting on fertile eggs from another Bantam hen from a friend. Her eggs were broken today. She's outside her pen now and later tonight my husband and I are going to move her and her 'new' eggs to the box in her coop/pen. Think she will continue to set on them? If so, how long will she do this before they hatch? I've seen some talking about turning the eggs. Is this something that we need to do? Anything else special for her? We're new at this. We've had our bantam rooster and hen for about 4 years and she's never set on a nest before! Love her so.

  2. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    The hen will turn the eggs...........
    Good luck

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