Question about eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rubenmarquez23, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so my old english bantam layed her first egg on Wednesday and two more on Thursday and Friday. She wasn't sitting on the eggs so I took them inside the house. Right now I noticed she was acting restless so I brought her the eggs and she sat on them I know there is a 24 hour period so see if my hen will go broody, so my question is if she does go broody will the eggs I took from her hatch?
     
  2. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    The eggs should be viable still. Not being familiar with the breed, I don't know how many eggs they like to sit, but she might still gather a few more eggs before she decides that she has enough and starts to sit them. Or then she might not go broody. They often collect a clutch, and the eggs stay viable for quite some time. When the bird finally starts to sit them, they start developing at the same time due to the increased heat.
     
  3. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ruben did your eggs hatch ok
     
  4. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well she has laid more eggs since this post right now she is sitting on 13 eggs, all of them are hers. Right now it's day 17 since I noticed that she went broody.
     
  5. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool 4 more days post pics please,what state are you in? What kinda OE are they
     
  6. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise OE std game birchen and BB red ,they are the size of leghorns and free range at my house
     
  7. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Houston Texas, Im so excited this will be my first hatch ever! They are brown red bantam, but I am trying to get into gamefowl. I have a grey sweater cock and a green leg hatch hen.
     
  8. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Idk how many have hatched but I already saw one!
     
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  9. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on hatch,very cool
     

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