Incubator vs. National Hatching
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I have 4 Cochin hens that are actively laying. They were hatched in an incubator. I was told that seeing that they were incubator hatched, they would not set on their own eggs. Is this true? I am wanting to let them try since I heard Cochins are great setters. Thank you for any advice.
How they were hatched has nothing to do with broody tendencies. Some breeds tend to be broodier than others but that is still not a guarantee. You will just have to wait and see. I have a cochin who has never set but she has offspring who have gone broody. Just depends on the bird. Good luck.
You will find there is always a "favorite" nest box. Sometimes which box it is changes, but generally you will find most like one box.