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Question about my broody hen...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EurekaSouth, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. EurekaSouth

    EurekaSouth Out Of The Brooder

    One of my hens has been sitting on unfertilized eggs for 2 weeks now. If I can only find some fertilized eggs for her to set on, will she set for yet another 21 days?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    She might, but...then again...it might not be too healthy for her. Do you have an incubator, just in case she decides to get up in the middle of incubation? Something to think about.
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    If you can find some newly hatched chicks, you can put them under her at night when she's asleep. I've done that many times with never a problem!

    Ellen
     

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