Need some reassurance about a broody !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Arielle, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I have a BO sitting on 13 eggs in a deep nest. When I took her off to mark the eggs (to make sure no other hen added any more), I realized no one told the hen the rules about incubating! She has them layered 2 deep, some stacked on top of others, and the pointy end is up on some of them!

    Is this normal? Does this effect the hatch rate?

    Should I take the eggs and place them in the incubator??
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011
  2. they'reHISchickens

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    Oh let her try:) JUst make sure the bedding is deep enough so they aren't breaking against one another. The pointy end will change the next time she rotates them:)
    You can try spreading them out and see if she stacks them again.
     
  3. Arielle

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    they'reHISchickens :

    Oh let her try:) JUst make sure the bedding is deep enough so they aren't breaking against one another. The pointy end will change the next time she rotates them:)
    You can try spreading them out and see if she stacks them again.

    LOL ! Yes, I tried spreading them into one layer; she hopped right in and started rearranging. No changing her mind, I guess.​
     

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