why wont my hen lay on her eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eggs, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. eggs

    eggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I know the eggs are fertile and the hen will not lay on them.
    idk whats going on.[​IMG]
    thanx:)
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Maybe you don't have a breed of hen that is known for going Broody....Just because there are eggs in a nest doesn't mean she will set them...it's her hormones that make broody hens, if she does not want to set she won't....
     
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  3. eggs

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    thanx
    so that means i should get an bator?
     
  4. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
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    go for it!!!!!
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Well, of course you should get a bator...then you will want 2 and then and then...I'm at the oh my I need a 3rd one!!...
     
  6. eggs

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    lol thanks alot
     
  7. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    She might not have enough yet.

    She will not sit on the eggs until she is happy with how manyshe has laid.

    OTOH, broodiness is a trait that varies a lot among breeds.
     
  8. eggs

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    ohhthank you very much i didnt think of that [​IMG]
     
  9. rocketmail

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    i have rhode island reds and speckled sussox will they become broody?[​IMG]ooo
     

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