Broodies are amazing!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kathryn79, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Kathryn79

    Kathryn79 In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2014
    so we have a bit of a heat wave at the moment, today was 37 degrees Celsius and tomorrow is going to be 40. I have 19 eggs under a broody that should hatch in 5 days. I was concerned about them becoming "overcooked" because the outside temperature is so extreme for this time of year, but she is so smart, she got off them about 2:30pm and has only just got back on them now at 8:30pm, I checked on them a few times and they were still quite warm throughout that 6 hour period, and she kept watch over them the whole time. Nature really does know best [​IMG]

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Absolutely she does! Its great to see chicks bombing around the place with mum in the garden. I hatch chicks often - just cos i like having them around - then i end up giving them away which is probably not so smart, but never mind.

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  3. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Songster

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    That's great! It's amazing just how smart that mother hen is.

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