Broody hen and my incubator

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

  1. momma-hen

    momma-hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    Momma-Hen,

    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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