She went in wrong nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shared Acres, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, in another post I explained how I'm housing an injured chicken (possibly a maran) with my silkies.

    Well, she kept wanting to climb in my tupperware nest box with my broody hen so I moved the nest box.

    At some point in the middle of the night, it appears she got ticked that the hen house was moved OR thought the 4 golfballs in the other nest were hers and sat on them keeping them nice and toasty!

    The 4 eggs are a little over 1 week along and were cold to the touch.

    Do you think they have a chance? I put them back under her and hid the golf balls for the time being.
     
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  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You never know, some amazing hatch stories get posted here...[​IMG]
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    they could be ok, i'm sure if they do hatch they will be delayed a day.... What is the temp at night where you are ???? Crazy hens !!!!!!!
     
  4. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's been getting in the 60s or 70s at night.

    I went and stole 2 eggs and candled them. One had an X on it because I candled all 4 a couple of days ago and that one didn't look like it was developing and it still isn't.

    The other one is moving though! YEAH!
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
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    She's gonna make it !!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Well, I started out with one broody, now I am up to 3 broodies. One isn't even sitting on anything. Everytime big mama gets off her nest, this one climbs on it. I have moved her 3 times now. I am just going to have to give her some eggs, I guess.
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:I have a hen like that !!!! But, I think so does it so she can lay an egg since my broody always picks the "main" nest to hatch eggs in..... Maybe that is why your hen is doing it ??? I would guess so !!!!
     

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