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Mother Issues

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fuzzerd, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. fuzzerd

    fuzzerd Hatching

    Jun 17, 2009
    We found our broody hen this morning (9:00am) in a different nesting box on different eggs. the other eggs wheren't warm but we think she was on them last night. we moved her to her old nest and she got right back on them, but will the eggs hatch ( we candeled them before and there was growth) or was a few hours to long?

  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Songster

    can you join the eggs from the other nest that she has sat on yesterday to the nest that she now sit? if can, do it. good luck.
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    if she was gone for more than an hour its possible a few quit, but im sure most are still good
    the outside of the egg cools down alot faster than the inside
  4. SallyF

    SallyF Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    I had a broody sitting on one egg. I took her off the nest so she could get food & water, and she got back in the wroong nest box. Was off the egg probably about three hours in the afternoon. I put her back on the egg when I noticed. The egg hatched OK.

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