Advice on naturally hatching eggs??

chickorama

Songster
11 Years
Jul 8, 2008
394
2
131
Massachusetts
We are getting fertilized eggs to hatch this year. We have always ordered chicks, and this time we want to put the eggs under the 2/3 broody hens we have. Only problem is, some of our chickens break the eggs. Will eggs survive outside?????

Also, if/when they hatch, will the other chickens peck them, or will the broody hens protect them?
 

katrinag

Songster
11 Years
Jul 13, 2008
2,001
7
181
Kendall/DeKalb County IL
If you have broodies I would section them off from the rest of the flock. Egg eater need to be culled IMO. They will teach the other chickens and then it is a downward spiral from there.
 

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