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I successfully hatched one chick with a Broody hen and she is raising her perfectly in the flock.  I want to try incubate eggs.  My question is, is it possable to us an incubator for eggs for most of the time, but then slip them under a broody hen in the last couple days so that she will raise them with the flock?

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I successfully hatched one chick with a Broody hen and she is raising her perfectly in the flock.  I want to try incubate eggs.  My question is, is it possable to us an incubator for eggs for most of the time, but then slip them under a broody hen in the last couple days so that she will raise them with the flock?

It is possible as long as you have a good broody.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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