replacing eggs from a broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by superflyer, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. superflyer

    superflyer Out Of The Brooder

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    can i replace eggs (i have not candle them) that the hen sit sitting
    will be candle them soon in a couple days
    or will it be to long for her and may leave the nest because it taking to long
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If she's been sitting tight for at least 3 days and nights, you should be able to remove the eggs she has now and replace them with fresh fertile eggs.

    Mark the fresh fertile eggs if other hens have access to the nest so you can remove any newly laid eggs each day.

    Take all the eggs she has out, she probably will not be happy so do it as quick as you can, then put a few of the new egg under her...then put and egg next to her and she should tuck it underneath her. Continue that until she has all the new eggs under her.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    the thing i need to know is if eggs are dead when i candle them and replace them with fresh ones will she sit on them or will she leave them al because it is taking to long to hatch
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I have no idea...she might, she might not.
    How long has she been sitting so far?
    Has she hatched out eggs or been broody before this?
     
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    this is her first time and this sun should be 8 days so 5 days now
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    She should be good to go....I'd give it a try.

    I was thinking that if she had been sitting more than 21 days or longer...she might not stay.
     
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    [​IMG] thank you
     
  8. superflyer

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    how long can i leave the the unhatch eggs there. some of the hens laid more egg for to sit on and i did not mark the eggs she is sitting on

    if you can give me a info on this i will gladly take it
     
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    bump
     
  10. superflyer

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    help please read all post
     

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