Need help ASAP!!!!

AQHAchick22

Songster
7 Years
Apr 12, 2012
579
42
133
Averill Park, NY
HELP!!!!

I have a broody hen who sat on 4 eggs for 21 days. Today I checked on her and she moved boxes and 4 of the eggs she was sitting on are gone. There was an egg in the box she was in and it had a pip and there was peeping coming from it! What do I do?!? Do I risk putting it back under her or bring it inside and keep it wrapped in a damp warm towel?! Ahhhhh
 

AQHAchick22

Songster
7 Years
Apr 12, 2012
579
42
133
Averill Park, NY
I put it under her but I was just wondering if there was something else I should do or just let it run it's course...I'm just wondering if the other 3 hatched this morning and she already killed and ate them? I don't know...
 

macdoogle2

Songster
8 Years
Apr 3, 2011
229
2
101
San Diego
Sorry about the loss of the 3 previous eggs. It's been 7 hours since your last post so the issue may already be resolved. Question; Is the broody hen in a coop with other hens? It's possible that the other hens stole and killed the new born chicks. What happened to the last egg?
 

AQHAchick22

Songster
7 Years
Apr 12, 2012
579
42
133
Averill Park, NY
I have a chick!! The egg hatched, but now I'm worried about the other hens...I blocked the broody off in the box for the night and this morning there was a chick. I'm just worried about the other hens...the broody one is a lower hen in the pecking order.
 

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