Brood hen Question

Ole Mule

Chirping
12 Years
Nov 5, 2007
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1
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South Carolina
If I can get a hen to go broody and start setting eggs can I pull her eggs after she has been setting a week or two and put purchase eggs under her will she set them for the next 21 days.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
7,502
87
301
WV
Well, you can but your going to kill off the chick that is developing in the original eggs. Try setting some fake plastic, wooden or golfballs under her. I know when they are dead set on sitting on air that they will continue on for another 21 days til something hatches.
 

Keisha

Songster
12 Years
Apr 27, 2007
440
0
149
Iowa
Welll if you get a hen to go broody, you can put golf balls or fake eggs underneath her instead of using real eggs. She won't know the difference. Then you could take them out and put your boughten eggs underneath, and she should sit on them for the next 21 days.

ETA: Tuffold Hen beat me to it
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