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question about my hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kasey08, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    she hatched out 3 babies about 3-4 weeks ago and the last 2 days ive found an egg just laying in the middle of the run.... think i could incubate them? i thought she wasnt going to lay untill they was about 6 week?
     

  2. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Songster

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    Is she the only adult chicken in the run? If so, they might not be fertilized. They might not be fertilized anyway, actually, if she is as grumpy a momma as my hens are... I think laying is a sign that they'll stop parenting the chicks within a few weeks.
     
  3. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    yeah only her,her man, and the babies
     
  4. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chirping

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    would not hurt to incubate then candle on the 4th or so day that would answer you question
     

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