question about eggs under a hen.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChuckenGirl, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Songster

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    ok we have a broody hen named penny, we know she is broody for sure.

    anyway we have some rir that will not sit on their eggs we know they are fertile and we want to mate one of our oeg's with them, would it be possible to stick one of our rir eggs under penny even after she has been setting for i think 2.5 weeks? Will she still keep sitting for 21 days and not care about that egg, or will she sit for 21 more days waiting for that egg to hatch?

    thanks everyone in advance!
  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    If she is broody, she will sit on the eggs till they hatch. If for some reason she doesn't what are you out?

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