my hens only lay on their eggs at night is this normal will they hatch their eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by badnek, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. badnek

    badnek Out Of The Brooder

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    my two hens lay one egg a day but they only lay on them at night will they hatch their eggs??
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they only are sitting at night its doubtful if they will hatch unless the days stays at or near 100* Fahrenheit. Even then they should be staying with the eggs at least a little during the day, if they really are broody. They may just think that the nest is a good place to sleep. Do they have perches to roost on?
     
  3. badnek

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    yes they have perches but they still wont stay with their eggs
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Take the eggs out of the nests. Your hens aren't broody, and the eggs won't hatch since the hens aren't sitting on them all the time. The only reason they lay on them at night is because they prefer to sleep in the nest boxes instead of on the roosts.
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Your hens aren't broody, they just like to sleep in the nestboxes.
     
  6. badnek

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    ok tnx for the advice :)
     

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