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Is she going to sit on her eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by senorita05, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. senorita05

    senorita05 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a black sex link and have had her for about 6-7 months. She started laying eggs about 2 weeks ago fairly consistently and is still laying. However her laying is slowing down. I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether black sex links actually sit on their eggs? I'm really hoping to hatch a few eggs without an incubator
     
  2. amirfarmer

    amirfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    she might going to hatch eggs....because spring is coming and mostly hens hatch eggs in this season.....but she will not hatch eggs until she gets broody....keep an eye on his behaviour and than tell us....:)
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    She might. BSL's are not very prone to broodiness from what I've heard, but there have been some cases, so it's possible. It depends on the hen really, some hens are more prone to broodiness than others. Continue collecting her eggs and keep an eye on her for signs of broodiness. If she refuses to leave the nest and shows the classic broody monster signs (growling and pecking when disturbed, puffed up, spread like a pancake on the nest, etc), slip a fake egg or golf ball under her and wait at least 2 days to make sure she's committed before giving her any hatching eggs. Make sure that she spends the night on the nest as well.
     

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