Back in December we had a hen go broody. In case you don't know, that's when she wants to set on eggs and become a mommy hen. Her name is Henny Penny. She fluffs up like a turkey whenever you come near her. She's really a very sweet hen. She lets me check her eggs with only a little grumbling.
I'm worried, though, because eggs are supposed to hatch on day 21. Well, that was yesterday. I saw her off the nest this morning, so I went to check. She saw me at the same time, so we raced to her nest to see who could get there first. It was kind of funny! I don't know how, but I beat her.
I checked the eggs, and none of them were pipped. Do you think there is any hope for her eggs? I feel so bad, she's worked so hard to try and have biddies. I would be happy if only a couple hatched. If they don't hatch, do you think she'll try again? I know, she probably had too many eggs under her, I think the other girls would lay more eggs in her nest when she got up to eat. Should I have taken her away and put her by herself? Any advice from fellow chicken owners would be appreciated.