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post #981 of 1105

I want to hatch my own out but don't have a broody hen!!

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post #982 of 1105
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I want to hatch my own out but don't have a broody hen!!

It sounds like you're going broody. LOL :lau

 

That happened to me earlier this year.  I had to break a broody hen in Feb (during a week with -15'F lows).  That part wasn't hard.  In late March- early April, I wanted a hen to go broody, but had no volunteers until May.  

 

People say you can leave eggs in a nest for a few days to entice a hen to flip that broody switch, but there's no way to force them into it.

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post #983 of 1105
My last egg I'm waiting on to hatch I heard peeping and felt movement when I picked it up to check it. And now it's 2 days later and I don't hear anything or feel anything from it. Should I go ahead and try to give it a little help or just wait and see? I sometimes hear that if the chick doesn't poke a hole in the egg to breath on time that they can suffocate and that's what I'm afraid will happen.
post #984 of 1105
My incubator seemed to spike last night between 12am and 5:30am. It was at 108 when I checked. Will that kill my eggs that are 7-14 days old?
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My last egg I'm waiting on to hatch I heard peeping and felt movement when I picked it up to check it. And now it's 2 days later and I don't hear anything or feel anything from it. Should I go ahead and try to give it a little help or just wait and see? I sometimes hear that if the chick doesn't poke a hole in the egg to breath on time that they can suffocate and that's what I'm afraid will happen.

 If you hear peeping, than it pipped internally.  If you no longer hear anything, than it may be too late.  I would carefully crack it open.  Treat is as an assisted hatch until you know otherwise. 

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My incubator seemed to spike last night between 12am and 5:30am. It was at 108 when I checked. Will that kill my eggs that are 7-14 days old?

Yes, that may kill the embryos, but get the temp back to normal & wait it out.  Candle the eggs & check for progress (&/or odor).  Unless you see movement when candling, there's not much you can do but wait & hope that the spike was a short one.  You may be surprised & have a decent hatch.  Good luck.

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post #987 of 1105
Here's my batch from November. I moved them outside today since the weather is mild and will be for a bit. I put them in with my silkies because I thought there would be less fighting. True enough because the silkies were just curious about the new guys and then went about their silkie business. :-) The chicks were happy to have a lot more space to move around. I ended up with 5 out of 8 roosters. Boo.



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Here's my batch from November. I moved them outside today since the weather is mild and will be for a bit. I put them in with my silkies because I thought there would be less fighting. True enough because the silkies were just curious about the new guys and then went about their silkie business. :-) The chicks were happy to have a lot more space to move around. I ended up with 5 out of 8 roosters. Boo.




What are your temperatures like there? I so wish I could get these 6 outside, but it is just way too cold.
post #989 of 1105
It was in the 70s today. Tomorrow is 70s and rest of the week 50s. I am thankful they can go out. They were getting super messy.
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It was in the 70s today. Tomorrow is 70s and rest of the week 50s. I am thankful they can go out. They were getting super messy.

Oh, wow! I think I would die of heat stroke! Lol
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