Bator or hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl

    ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should I use my incubator or hen? I have a 24 egg bator and I have 1 hen that wants to sit, I dont have a way to seperate her and I was wanting to know If I let her do it should I seperate her or leave her with the rest of my chickens, take the chicks when they are born and put them in a brooder or let her take care of them!
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    If you do let her incubate the eggs, just make sure you mark them. Then remove unmarked eggs daily.

    I have a broody whose eggs should hatch next Wed.
     
  3. ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl

    ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok well i know how to tell if she is broody cause she shouldnt come off but like twice a day right? and lay biiiggg piles of poop! but what if she dosnt go all the way broody?
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Is she on the nest at night? My girl only gets up once a day, and I rarely catch her off the nest. (she sneaks it) And the poo.................lemme just say you will know it when you smell it. It is the most awful stuff ever. [​IMG] It only comes every few days, but it's really really nasty.
     

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