Trouble with hatching eggs using chicken

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nkelly, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Nkelly

    Nkelly Chirping

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    We have an inside chicken that was hurt this past winter. She went broody about 3 weeks ago. I pulled eggs from other hen's for her to hatch. We were down to 3 and our puppy got 1 and smashed it. It was days from hatching. I was devastated. ( still am) I handled the 2 remaining. They don't seem viable however this is my first time. Is it safe to let her sit on new eggs now or she I break her and try again when she goes broody again. I don't want her to abandon new ones thinking they are not going to hatch but I also don't want her getting sick and weak from being broody for so long? Any advice is appreciated
     
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Enabler

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    Have you been keeping track as to when the 2 remaining should hatch???
    If those do not hatch out, THIS IS WHAT I WOULD DO;;;;;
    Go to feed store and usually at this time of year ,,, they sell baby chicks. Get a few, and set those under her at night. This way you have your chicken doing the hard work of raising littles.:thumbsup
    In my area there are regulations to sell a minimum of 6 chicks at most feed stores. A few other feed stores will sell less. There are good reasons for this, but that is a different subject.
    Depending on your location, the rules may be different.
    WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :highfive:
     
  3. Nkelly

    Nkelly Chirping

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    They should hatch anytime now. Today is day 21! Thank you for the idea. I'll have to check and see if there are any left in our area incase I need a plan B
     
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