Winter broody cochin hen candle day 7?

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I have a broody Cochin hen sitting on four eggs. I attempted to break her of broodiness as Winters in Bend, Oregon are cold. Did not work so here we are. Fingers crossed Mother Nature knows best and mama will keep chicks warm. Best I can tell she has been sitting on eggs in favorite nesting box for about 7 days. I candled eggs on cell phone light. Does this look like a day 7 egg? Appreciate the replies.
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I have a broody Cochin hen sitting on four eggs. I attempted to break her of broodiness as Winters in Bend, Oregon are cold. Did not work so here we are. Fingers crossed Mother Nature knows best and mama will keep chicks warm. Best I can tell she has been sitting on eggs in favorite nesting box for about 7 days. I candled eggs on cell phone light. Does this look like a day 7 egg? Appreciate the replies. View attachment 2465750
Looks good! Fingers crossed it all works out ok! Make sure you keep her eggs marked and remove any new ones laid.
I'll be watching this thread! Good luck to you and her!
 
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Well I was unable to collect eggs in Coop until evening. I found my broody sitting in one box over from her four eggs. Her eggs were cold. Outdoor temp 26 degrees. I estimate it to be day 16-18. I moved her back to her eggs when I found her. This morning she was still sitting. I have not been through this process before. Not very hopeful now for the chicks to hatch.
 

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Well I was unable to collect eggs in Coop until evening. I found my broody sitting in one box over from her four eggs. Her eggs were cold. Outdoor temp 26 degrees. I estimate it to be day 16-18. I moved her back to her eggs when I found her. This morning she was still sitting. I have not been through this process before. Not very hopeful now for the chicks to hatch.
Do you have an incubator you can pop them in? Have you candled the eggs? And can you board up the other box so she stays in the right one?
 

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Do you have a baby gate or dog gate or something you would protect the stairs from a baby or dog? Can you put that up around her in her nesting box so she can't abandon it? I had that setup to keep the drake away form my female duck, I put food and water in there with her, and she hatched every egg! I can post pics of my setup for you to. Good luck!
 
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