Need to know about my hens eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jarvisite99, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. jarvisite99

    jarvisite99 In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    Hi i would like to know if touching my hens eggs will stop them from sitting on them, because i put the eggs from other hens in with its own but i just put them in with my rooster a couple days a go so will they sit on it? [​IMG]
  2. If a hen is broody and wanting to sit on eggs, almost nothing will stop her! If she's not broody nothing will make her sit on them. [​IMG]
  3. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    west virginia
    I'm not sure who you put in with the rooster? If the eggs are fertile they may hatch, don't overload your broody hen with alot of eggs though, and how many days apart are the eggs? You don;t want to keep putting eggs under her cause they won't develope at the same rate as the ones she's sitting on, so when the first eggs hatch the mama will kick out the ones that don't.
    If you want to hatch chicks, let the other hens lay a clutch and see if they go broody

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