Broody hen...day 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sadie423, May 15, 2009.

  1. sadie423

    sadie423 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our first time hatching. We have 2 broody hens one is on day 20 today, one is on day 16. Are there any indicators that the eggs are hatching? Do the hens act differently? Hold themselves differently? Would I be able to hear anything....we've only ever had day olds so I am didn't know if all chicks peep so much or if one sitting under their mama are quieter? These are first time moms too....so I wanted to make sure I caught them in time in case they turn out not to be good moms.

    Thanks
    Sarah
     

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