Taking eggs from hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joelschickenfarm, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. joelschickenfarm

    joelschickenfarm New Egg

    Mar 29, 2011
    I am a newbie at this. I have a hen that has been sitting on eggs for about 3 weeks. I have checked them and they are not fertilized. What should I do at this point? Would it hurt anything to just take the eggs form her? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    A note: She is a family pet and is allowed to just roam around (unlike the other chickens) and has made her nest on the back porch in a box.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    you could take the eggs from her, but she'll still wanna sit in the nest for a while longer. You could move her to a separate cage with food and water so she would snap out of her broodiness

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