What to do?? Broody only has 1 egg...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by steffpeck, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I candled my 7 eggs that my cochin has been sitting on and only 1 egg has anything in it. Do I just let her hatch the one chick alone, or do I buy other chicks to go with it? It is due to hatch around the 18th. I am not sure what to do. I was really hoping that more than one egg would have been fertile.
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I've had hens hatch only one and they did fine, I just got rid of the bad ones.
     
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I tossed the infertile ones. I guess I will let her just hatch the one chick. Maybe I'll check my local ad's to see if anyone gets a shipment of chicks and has a few to sale that I can put with her.
     

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