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honey
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:12 am    Post subject: Hen sitting on eggs

My hen 'Lucy' has laid 12 eggs and is currently lying on them along with the male 'Sonny' in the nesting box. Can you tell me how long it would be before the eggs hatch.

Do you have to give the hen special feed, change of diet to enable her to feed the chicks?

I don't know what I will do if the chicks do survive as I'm a complete novice and would be grateful for any advice.

honey
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Cattscapes
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject:

Hi Honey w3c to our site. Just a quick question. Are you shore you have a pair as it is stange that the cock bird would be sitting as well. Also it is alot of eggs. It do'es some times happen but that many eggs would have taking about 24 days to lay . Cheers Kev
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Karen
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:51 pm    Post subject:

Did any of the eggs hatch?
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honey
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:04 am    Post subject: re eggs

Hi,

None of the eggs have hatched. The birds have been sitting on them for about a month and I noticed a fresh egg layed yesterday at the bottom of the cage. I then had a look in the nesting box only to discover that there is now 23 eggs in total. One of them was outside broken and it looked like it a yolk or something inside it.

All I can say is help!! duno
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JohnV
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:37 am    Post subject:

Hi,
Sounds like your right Kev, Two females. Maybe you can take some pics of them Honey and post them here for confirmation?

John
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Karen
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:05 am    Post subject:

You might need to look into swapping one of your hens with a breeder - that is if you want your birds to breed?
In any case I'd take out the nesting box.
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