Broody hen and my incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momma-hen, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. momma-hen

    momma-hen Songster

    Jan 25, 2007
    I have a broody hen setting on three egss. I didn't let her keep more, as it is brutally cold and this is her first effort.

    The first couple of weeks, she would get up and eat. then she switched nestboxes [​IMG] She has been in this one for about 2 weeks, but she never gets up to eat. Nor does she (seem to be?) turning her eggs. How are they supposed to do that?

    Meanwhile, in the house, I have 30 eggs in my bator. I turn them twice a day. I have an X marked on one side of the eggs, but the next time I go to turn them, it seems some have rolled. What gives? The incubator is on a level surface-i even checked with a level!!
  2. BobDFL

    BobDFL In the Brooder

    Jan 12, 2007
    Central FL.

    How long have they been in the bator?

    It could be the embryos moving around in the shell, especially
    later in the incubation process.

    Bob D. in FL.

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