Advice on naturally hatching eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickorama, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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