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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pillzzner, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Pillzzner

    Pillzzner In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2012
    Pretty new with chickens. I have a bantam that has gone broody. I promised my kids I would let some chicks hatch (if possible) but not sure this is the right time of year. It will be getting cold soon..(well I live in GA..the weather is always unpredictable lol) She has been sitting on 2 eggs for a couple days. Would it be Ok to mark the eggs somehow so I know which is which? Will she keep laying daily? What is the best way to mark them? I know with a marker but she gets very upset if I get near her "nest". I don't want to move her. Would it be best at night? This is VERY new to me. Please..any advice would be appreciated!

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    You can use any non-toxic marker to mark them. I usually use an eye make up pencil! She'll probably get a little upset with you if you remove her eggs to mark them, but as long as you give them back she'll forgive you. And no, she won't lay any more eggs as long as she's broody.

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