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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jay83, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. jay83

    jay83 In the Brooder

    Aug 12, 2011
    Hi everyone.
    Is it normal for the hen to be off her eggs for a long period of time each day?
    This is my first time with fertilsed eggs, so i don't really no what to expect from the mother hen or eggs. Should the eggs be warm all the time? I have pekin bantums.
    All advice and tips welcolme. [​IMG]

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The hen must/should leave the nest daily to eat, drink, defecate, and frequently dust bathe. They've been doing this since the first chicken evolved she knows what she is supposed to do. In my experience they tend to spend less time off the eggs as the incubation progresses. Good luck for a successful hatch.

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