Questionable broody??????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gabby3535, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered some hatching eggs for a hen I thought was going broody..........
    well the eggs arrived today, and now I am not convinced of her broodiness after-all!!
    Do I hold the eggs off for a couple days, before putting them under her, to be 'sure' of her broodiness?
    Or do I put the eggs in her favorite nest box, and hope that helps nudge her along in her broodiness?
    Help please...................
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  2. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

    BUMP!
    Someone please tell me what to do with the hatching eggs that just arrived............
    Can they sit around for a couple days, and still be good to put under her......?
    Or should I put them under her NOW, and hope she gets the idea?
    Aren't eggs ok for days in a nest while a hen in laying her total clutch?
    I need advice please........................Thanks
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would put them in her favorite spot to sit and hope it nudges her along. Female birds will collect eggs for up to 14 days in the wild. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would do it now before she loses all intrest
     

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