why wont my hen lay on her eggs?

eggs

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Mar 27, 2008
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I know the eggs are fertile and the hen will not lay on them.
idk whats going on.

thanx:)
 

Tuffoldhen

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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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eggs

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
20
0
22
thanx
so that means i should get an bator?
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
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Jan 30, 2007
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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!!...
 

twigg

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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.
 

eggs

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11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
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22
ohhthank you very much i didnt think of that
 

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