my hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by angie 2345, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. angie 2345

    angie 2345 In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2012
    i have 2 hens sitting on six eggs each as they went very broody tryed candling one of the eggs after 6 days of putting eggs underneth hens and all i can see is a very big dark mass within the egg is cant realy see any blood vessels but am very new to all this is that a good sign or a bad sign and my hens vave lost all there feathers underneath any advice would be very greatfull

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If the eggs are dark shelled, it can be very difficult to see veining. Hens frequently lose/remove breast feathers when broody. Sounds as if everything is progressing normally. Relax and let the broodies do their job. [​IMG]

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