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Post: How long should a hen sit clear eggs?

Posted by Beth on 7/31/07

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    My parrotlet hen has laid her first clutch since being
    paired with her mate about a year and a half ago (she is 2
    years old, the male is 4). She laid a total of 4 eggs and
    has been sitting them very tight for the past 2 weeks. I
    have peeked in at them only twice in this time and was not
    comfortable with removing one to candle it and see if it was
    fertilized or not, this being her first clutch. I've read
    that it is very common for the first clutch to be clear, and
    I was curious whether nature would tell her to leave the
    nestbox, or if I should remove the eggs a few days after
    they are due to hatch. Any advice would be great!



Posts on this thread, including this one
  • How long should a hen sit clear eggs?, 7/31/07, by Beth.
  • Re: How long should a hen sit clear eggs?, 8/06/07, by Clear Eggs.
  • Re: How long should a hen sit clear eggs?, 8/06/07, by Beth.