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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.
You know how I said I was done setting eggs last time........
wait whut? which time we talking about?
oh no! good luck!
Quote:I think I said that to my husband, once, or maybe a hundred times. I forget. I blame it on forgetfullness.
So does anybody know how to break a broody hen? I really want her to hatch some eggs but since i switched to
http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/dumor-layer-pellet-16-50-lb?cm_vc=-10005 my hens just don't lay a lot of eggs anymore. yesterday one of their eggs were oddly shaped. I might let my silkie hatch except i have been getting very little eggs lately. Does anybody know what laying feed to feed my chickens? Thanks!
maybe because i switched them to dumor so fast they didn't have time to get used to it?
I don't buy feed at TSC because it tends to be old, check the dates on it. I also try to stick to Nutrena or blue seal that's what my local feed stores sell too.
its a possibility, how old are they?
the chickens are gonna be a year old in June. I don't know how old the feed is though.
My broody hen is sitting on 3 bantam eggs. Two are early quitters I didn't remove and I think the 3rd egg quit too as it didn't look alive when I candled day 18. Today is day 21. How long should I wait to remove those eggs and give her the backup egg in the incubator? The backup egg is on day 8.
If you want to break a broody, put her in a cage with a wire bottom so that there is air flow under her. Give her feed and water and a lot of light (but not direct sun). This works well for some, but not all broodies.
I personally mix my layer pellets with a higher protein game bird feed. I also make sure they have oyster shells (free choice - separate from feed) and we save, bake, crumble then scatter eggs shells in the run for them to eat.
We buy our feed at the local co-op. It is more convenient for us (it is closer) and they don't have their feed laying around very long.
Hope they snap out of it for you.