Will the hen stay broody? Please help?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eggsrcool, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I'm thinking of sticking some eggs under my broody, but I am worried that she will come off them during the course of incubation, as she has been sitting for 9 weeks already, on nothing, and I have been trying to get her to stop. Would you say she will continue to sit on eggs, now that they are under her? Any ideas would be good.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

    Oct 16, 2008
    what kind of chicken is it? how old is it? any other info about it?

    my gut says she will stay on the eggs.. just have the bator ready for a couple of days at first..
  3. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    The hen is a sussex and is about 2 and a half years old. I have an incubator but it is being used at the moment for another 11 days.
  4. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I have decided to put 6 eggs under and and see what happens [​IMG] now its just a case of waiting... [​IMG] I hate waiting [​IMG] but its a good way to test your patience. Lol

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