ONE quick question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ingv8700, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. ingv8700

    ingv8700 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I have a polish hen and we want her to hatch some eggs for us and we are just leaving her eggs in the bucket so that she can hatch them out. but here is my question will she sit on them when she gets enough eggs? or will she just sit on them when they are fertile?? I am hopeing some of them are going to be fertile so we can have some more chicks. but i have noticed that she has not been sitting on them since we have started letting her keep her eggs. Hope someone can help me

    Thanks:/
     
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    She has no clue about them being fertile or not. A hen will try to hatch golf balls if she's broody, and she'll go broody without a rooster to be seen for miles.

    If she's getting off the eggs that much, she's not really broody, or at least, not broody enough. ...you can leave them there and see, but I'd be dating the eggs so if she really settles in to brood, you can leave her only the latest ones. Not sure how many she can sit on well, but she'll be stubborn about not wanting to leave the nest, and after a point, she'll stop laying and just SET.
     
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  3. Chicken Woman

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    Search broody. She will only sit on eggs and hatch them when she becomes broody.
     
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