New Chicks or Eggs to Eat???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Willoughby, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Willoughby

    Willoughby New Egg

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    I'm just realizing that my sex-link hens must be hatching their eggs. They haven't gotten out of their nesting boxes, and I haven't bothered them by trying to recover their eggs. I thought at first they were sick. Now I'm guessing they are hatching their eggs? I have no idea what to do. We haven't gotten any eggs from them,, which is fine, but I don't know if they are really hatching eggs or if I should remove the eggs. It's going on 2 weeks now since my first hen has been out of the coop . . .
     
  2. Willoughby

    Willoughby New Egg

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    We didn't expect to hatch chicks, nor do we really want to. I'm not sure what to do next . . . remove the eggs now before they hatch? And do what with them?
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Do you have a rooster?
     
  4. sweetbeak

    sweetbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Candle the eggs to see if they have chick's in them, if so you'll have babies in about a week
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Are they staying in the nest boxes all day and all night?
     
  6. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you remove the eggs I wouldn't eat them lol
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    DITTO^^^^!!!!
     
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