What to do if zero hatch under broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ThiefPouter06, May 26, 2012.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    green co. KY
    I have a broody who on day 11, 8 out of nine eggs were empty. I guess a bantam roo cant cover too many standard hens. The one non empty egg looks as if it may be dead. If it doesnt hatch what are my options? Should I go get some chicks to put under her or try to break her up?
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    You could break open a few of your newest laid eggs and check for the white bull's eye on the yolk for fertility. If fertile then tomorrow take your freshest eggs and put them under your broody. If she is really determined she will sit for another 21 days.

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