So mad at my 2 broody's!!! stupid chooks!

blueskylen

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Mar 3, 2008
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i have 2 broody black austrolorps - sitting now for over 2 weeks. yesterday afternoon when I went into the coop - BOTH of them are in different nest boxes, and the eggs they had been so loving to are stone cold! about 14 eggs ruined. i had to throw them out, and I saw that most of them had been developing.

should I section off the coop and just leave them and the 2 new nests screened off?- or try to break themout of broody, since they have been on nests for so long already?

thanks for any replys
 

Mandalina

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Apr 1, 2009
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You probably didnt need to throw them out, a lot of us have had eggs get cold and still hatch.They are pretty resiliant.
 

klf73

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Jun 1, 2008
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Quote:agreed
my first batch of eggs that were given to me were already incubated by the hens(we didn't know, we thought they were fresh). They sat out all day while we made an incubator and they started hatching a bit later, staggered over more than a week
 

blueskylen

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Mar 3, 2008
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OH NO! i thought that if they got cold for a few hours - that they would not hatch. now i feel badly that i didn't check here first and got rid of them.
from what I had read about incubating, it sounded like that if everything was not pretty perfect - temp,humidity,turning,etc. - that they would not hatch. it must be different if a hen is doing it or an incubator then.

i think that i'll go ahead and put these 2 and the 2 nest boxes in another area with their own food and water. should have done that in the first place .
 

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