a new broody question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kevin2010, May 5, 2008.

  1. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok well my duck went broody a couple of weeks ago can she tell which eggs are still alive and growing just in case
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'm pretty sure she can Kevin...just like a broody hen can tell things are still alive under her....
     
  3. newdock

    newdock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about that. My hen is sitting on two golf balls that definitely aren't alive.....she seems to think they're going to hatch!

    I am keeping her broody and will give her some babies this week if the eggs in my incubator hatch.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I bet if your broody sets too long on those golf balls she will figure out the difference [​IMG]
     
  5. newdock

    newdock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully she won't figure that out for a few more days.....she has been sitting on them for about 25 days now.....![​IMG]

    My incubator eggs are going on day 20 so I am hoping she can get some chicks from that. I was going to try putting eggs under her, but she is so tiny and I have suspicions that she is an egg eater........[​IMG] I paid a lot for my maran eggs and didn't want to risk it!
     

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