In the Brooder
- Jun 29, 2015
So we are new to broody hatching. We've had chickens for a year and a half. Never had one to sit. Finally had one. She had 7 eggs under her. Two hatched on day 20. A yellow and a black one. None hatched on day 21. Then on day 22 our yellow we found dead Beside the hen. Thinking it got squished. Then on same day 22 another black one hatched. By end of day 22 momma hen is off her other 4 eggs. And the black baby that hatched day 22 was in the corner. But it had just hatched just a couple hours before that. Any advice on what we should do? Is all this normal? We didn't candle the eggs so not sure if they were all fertile. We should have researched more before we started to hatch them. I am afraid she won't sit on the remaining eggs. We do have another hen going broody. We have to take her off the nest boxes every day and she gets so mad. I thought about putting remaining eggs under her. But I didn't know what would happen. Or if they would hatch since it's already day 22. Any advice ?