Removing failed eggs from super-broodies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maymay8, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. maymay8

    maymay8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all -

    We have two very broody cochin/silkie bantam hens who have been sitting on a handful of failed eggs for about 30 days now. They are so dutiful and i'm thankful, but it seems time to remove the eggs. Any nuance here or should I just go right in and take them?

    Thanks,
    Maggie
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:Poor girls!

    I would do it at night, and I would go ahead and candle just to be sure.
     
  3. maymay8

    maymay8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the tip. Will do the deed tonight to minimize any anxiety. And I'll candle just to make sure.
    Best,
    Maggie
     
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Could you slip a couple of chicks under them from the feed store ? Might make them happy [​IMG]
     
  5. maymay8

    maymay8 Out Of The Brooder

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    that is a good idea, too.
    Thanks,
    Maggie
     

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