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I have a broody hen and she became broody about Sunday. I was wondering if I give her fertalized eggs how may I should give her if I am wanting about two chickens hatched. Also side note, I am trying to make an incubator and the humidity is constantly only at 40%. I have lots of water in there and it just won't rise. Thanks for any feedback.
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I have a broody hen and she became broody about Sunday. I was wondering if I give her fertalized eggs how may I should give her if I am wanting about two chickens hatched. Also side note, I am trying to make an incubator and the humidity is constantly only at 40%. I have lots of water in there and it just won't rise. Thanks for any feedback.

If it were me, and I wanted only 2 chicks, then I would set 3 eggs -- Are they her eggs, and are you sure that they are fertile? --- worst case I guess you would get zero chicks, or you would get three and have one extra... if you got two -- it is just what you wanted and if only one hatched -- the mother hen could keep it company.  Best of luck with it.

 

Regarding incubator -- lots of variables -- maybe repost your question in an incubator thread....never give up if people don't answer the first time -- And dig into some google research about incubator humidity factors.  

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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