Any ideas for eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Little Miss, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Little Miss

    Little Miss Out Of The Brooder

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    My birds lay plenty of eggs but they never sit on them. I have a rooster that is constantly caught "doing the deed" but none of the hens act like their eggs are fertalized. By the time I get home from school, the eggs are already too cold to save. How can I get my birds, bantams and normal sized, to sit on their eggs and hatch some babies? I've never done this before so don't hold back any useful information. [​IMG]
     
  2. lbrtyldy

    lbrtyldy Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think you can make a hen go broody. I had some that were broody and 1 hatched out 6 eggs in the summer but no one's broody now. I think it might be partly due to the time of year - I expect them to get ready to sit in the spring.
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Build an incubator out of a cooler. You can hatch the eggs there. They are fine to collect when you get home.
    Read up on hatching eggs. Have fun. [​IMG]
     

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