Two seramas on one nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Skye727, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got to look at my seramas nest today that she has been sitting on for a couple weeks. I had noticed the younger hen sitting with her alot. Thought she was keeping warm. I was shocked when I saw 12 eggs today that were two different sizes. I candled them and the bigger ones are almost ready and the little ones are just starting. What happens when the older batch hatches and the new batch isn't ready? Will the younger hen stay on them or do I have to incubate them?
     
  2. loverofhatching

    loverofhatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you can, separate them. place older embryos under one hen and younger ones under other hen
     
  3. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The younger hen isn't too great about sitting on them. I don't think she will stay until they hatch.
     
  4. jjrj254

    jjrj254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure she will, and if not it's worth the try because when the other chicks hatch she's going to totally ignore the other eggs completely and they won't hatch either way. And she might encounter problems with the other hen wanting all the chicks to herself.
     

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