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

  1. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Songster

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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 Crowing 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 Songster

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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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