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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by keystonepaul, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep a good thought- got some pheasant eggs in the bator day three, and 10 chicken eggs under a broody day 10 or so. So my question- what's the best way to candle my broody's eggs- in terms of hen mechanics- do I reach under her and take one after another, do I take her off the nest?, do I- well what exactly is the best way to do it. I can do the actual candling but just how do I get the egg so to speak. or do I just let them go?? Thanks, Keystonepaul
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    When I candle broody eggs I prefer to go out just after dark. Talk to her so she knows it's you. Take one egg at a time, candle and place it next to her. Continue until all eggs are candled. Then gently tuck them back under her. Good luck with your hatches!
     
  3. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Jodi, I talk to her everyday and "pet" or stroke her as well. She's pretty tolerant of me. I talk to her when I come in the hen house when I get down near her and as I'm stroking her. She's been a rock solid broody so far and accepting and tolerent of me, even if it's only 10- 15 seconds of contact. I figured I'd keep her familiar and make contact each day so it wouldn't be much differrent when I try to candle. Thanks again, Paul
     

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