My chicken is sitting but when do they stop taking eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueslate, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. blueslate

    blueslate New Egg

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    My chicken is sitting on 10 or so eggs and has been for 3 or 4 days but keeps pulling the eggs in that the other chickens lay before I can get them out. Is this normal??
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Unless you isolate her where she doesn't have access to the other eggs, she'll keep adding them.
     
  3. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Yep, what Katy said. I usually mark the eggs I want her to keep, so I don't pull em out when she is brooding.
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I mark the eggs too, that way I know which ones she is keeping, because they will abandon the other eggs before they hatch.
     

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