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My broody hen just quit

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Xtina, May 16, 2009.

  1. Xtina

    Xtina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    She's been sitting on her clutch of unfertilized eggs for about 3 days and she finally just got up. I stole the five eggs out of the nesting box and I'm wondering if they're still good to eat. Anyone got any advice?
  2. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2008
    Gavilan Hills, CA
    I would toss them. But I have a rooster.
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    ya i would get rid of them to dont wanna make you sick you could crack one open and see how it smells
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Since they're infertile, they're fine. If they were fertile, I'd toss them because that's long enough for the chick to start to develop.
  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Agree, if infertile they will be fine

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