Advice on naturally hatching eggs??

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

  1. chickorama

    chickorama Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    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 Songster

    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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