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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amateureggs, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. amateureggs

    amateureggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I have a broody hen that's been sitting on fertile eggs. I also have other chickens that insist on laying in the box with my broody hen. So it's day 19 and I picked up my broody hen to collect the infertile eggs under her and noticed a pip!!! I can see the baby moving inside so it defiantly hatching. When I put the hen back in the box she kicked the egg and then settled down for the night. I'm super worried because the egg turned upside down. Do I need to be worried? Should I take her out again to turn it back up? I don't want to handle it anymore then necessary plus I assume my mother hen knows what she's doing. Let me know what you would do??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    It should be fine
     
  3. kell

    kell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is ok.
     

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