My hens mixed there eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mcfly1988, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Mcfly1988

    Mcfly1988 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2012
    Hi there first post, I have 4 silkie bantam hens and a cock. I successfully had one hen go broody and hatch 5 eggs, but now they all went broody and mixed there eggs. 2 of the hens then gave up so I was left with 8 eggs and I placed them in a borrowed incubator 2 hours ago. I don't have a brooder set up or anything and I don't have a heat lamp but the eggs I placed in are chirping. I have one hen in lockdown with one chirping egg under her so I went out and placed these other eggs under her as I thought it was there best chance. She is separate from the flock anyway as the eggs were getting mixed. Anyway have I done the right thing I've just checked on her and she hasn't budged at all so must be ok with this yeh?
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    i think you have definatety done the right thing. Good luck with your hatch.

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