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I have a broody hen! But no fertile eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Featherland, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Partridge Rock Pi is broody but I don't have any fertile eggs for her to set. [​IMG] Right now she is sitting on a plastic egg and a golf ball. She is a year old and my first broody! She hasn't layed an egg in 5 days. The past couple days I kept getting her out of the nesting box. But if I can locate some eggs I will try to let her hatch them. I do have an incubator for a back up. How long can I wait for fertile eggs at this point? I live in the St. Louis area, does anyone know someone that might have fertile eggs?
     
  2. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    i can ship fertile hatching eggs. if u r interested pm me how many eggs u r wanting and i'll let u know what i have available.
    thanks,
    silkie
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Depends on what you are looking for.?? I have BO, and EE...and RIR/Australorp.
     
  4. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wish I was closer-I just got too many terrrrific eggs to fit in my bator (but a friend is loaning me space [​IMG])
     
  5. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everybody. It sounds so tempting but the way my mailperson throws packages on my porch I doubt they would make it. I really need to find some nearby.
     
  6. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could always post somthing in the Buy and Sell Eggs thread.

    You have time to find eggs, my first broody duck sat for 3 months, poor thing, I had to kick her off because all the eggs were duds [​IMG]

    Best Of Luck [​IMG]
     

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