What to do if the hen is having chicks and is not laying on all the eggs?
Just let her be. The newly hatched chicks will take up some of momma's time and the room under her but the mother hen will adjust things by herself. Trying to do this for her will just stress her out and may cause her to leave the nest. The new chicks will find room under her wings eventually and mother hen will roll the unhatched eggs closer together.
A good laying hen has the potential of producing as many as 500 to 600 progeny over its egg laying lifetime. This is not likely however as not all eggs are fertile and hens are not that prolific. Certain breeds are raised for their egg laying capacity but usually by hatcheries who remove the eggs daily and incubate those eggs for the sale of chicks.
All chickens lay eggs (not chicks), chicks hatch out of eggs if the eggs are fertilised by a cockerel. In nature all the eggs a chicken would lay are hatched out. However, man has over time domesticated the chicken and we take the eggs that the chicken lays (and keep them away from the cockerels) and eat them, this means that the chicken never 'fills her nest' so she keeps laying eggs.
Yes. Your chicken will keep laying eggs and she will continue to incubate everyone she lays during the process. She stops laying after her eggs have hatched to take care of her chicks. And once the chicks are independent (which doesn't take a few days it may take a month or two) she will start to lay again. A hen usually goes broody if she goes broody at all once or twice during her whole…
If an egg hatches only when the hen mates with a rooster otherwise the laid eggs never hatch. What is the purpose of hen laying eggs regularly if it is not meant to hatch?
Can you leave a chick in an incubator with unhatched eggs even if the eggs are getting kicked around can the new chick stay there he kicked them all around will thst kill em?
The chicks should all stay in the incubator until the hatch is complete and the chicks are fluffy and dry. They should all be moved to the brooder box at the same time. The chicks will roll the peeping eggs and that is ok. Sometimes the movement of the completed chicks will get the emerging chicks to begin and that is a good thing. Do not be hasty in removing the newly hatched chicks from…
Hatching or laying. It makes a difference. Hatching eggs is not recommended during the winter months as it takes a few months for the newly hatched chicks to develop feathers. If you have no choice then make sure the brood hen has them in a warm, sheltered spot where she and the chicks are out of the elements of wind, rain, snow and cold. If you meant laying eggs then keep the lights on in…
She is brooding which means she is going to try to hatch eggs into chicks. Some of the other hens will lay eggs near her and she will roll those eggs under herself. If you have a rooster in the flock and want some chicks you should let her stay where she is but if your flock has no rooster then take the eggs away from her.
By cracking it open to see. All eggs at the supermarket will not have chicks in them because they have been checked over by trained personel on the factory line. And the eggs that we buy from the supermarket are not fertilized by roosters, so they cannot grow into chicks. Chilling the eggs also inhibit growth into a chick.