Another reason to mark your broody eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by they'reHISchickens, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our young blue orp seemed to be broody: she fluffed, she bit, she squawked, she set, she even broody-pooped! So one night we moved her to her own lil house with her own lil nest of 10 blueEE eggs and 2 marans- -all marked just because I mark them. She is setting nicely now for 3 days.
    DH lifted the nest lid today while she was off the nest and eating and found 2 orp eggs. They rather stood out from the blue and marans. She has been locked in solo for the past 3 days , so our girl is still laying while she is setting. We will just collect her egg when she gets up every day.
    I won't even bother candling the eggs she is on-- impossible with blue and marans for at least 18 days. We have lots of eggs, so let's see what she will do.
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    impossible? Naw- mother nature is odd-

    Hens can hold the seed for about 2-3 weeks.

    Here's hoping for a perfect hatch!
     

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