Rejected eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by missSimon, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. missSimon

    missSimon New Egg

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    My hen is laying in her eggs but she put 2 on the side of her just today and they are suppose to hatch any day now
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is it hot out? Sometimes they do that when they start hatching, or if it's hot out. Be ready if she rejects them. Is it her first time? Sometimes they don't know what chicks are or what to do with them. Hopefully she's a good mom.
     
  3. missSimon

    missSimon New Egg

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    Yea it's hot out and it's her first time and they should hatch any time now
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    When it is hot with a large clutch, some eggs will be allowed out from under her. If you watch those eggs will be roated back under her within an hour of so.
     
  5. missSimon

    missSimon New Egg

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    Well I candled all the eggs come to find out only 3 out of 18 eggs are alive and not later the same time 1 is going to hatch soon the other 2 in a couple weeks
     

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