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My broody hen got off her eggs.....are they viable ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrsheimfarmsok, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. mrsheimfarmsok

    mrsheimfarmsok New Egg

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    I got home really late last night and I was not able to collect eggs until this afternoon when I did I noticed my Broody hen was laying on a different set of eggs and abandoned her other nest I'm not sure for how long but up to 24 hours they work old are they bad now
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    How long was she on the original eggs?
    What's the temperature in the nesting box?
     
  3. mrsheimfarmsok

    mrsheimfarmsok New Egg

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    She's been on the eggs for 9 days. I didn't take the temperature in the box. I just candled them all then put her back on them.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That is the problem when a Hen is Setting eggs within the Flock...She probably got up to relieve herself and another Hen hopped into it..She then saw other eggs so sat on those...Set her up in a private brooder with her eggs if you have not allowed to get them too cold?....

    Best wishes..:)
     
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