Broody Hen or Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BuffyGRL, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just ordered some eggs that I really want to be hatched.

    The temps here are like most everywhere 95-102.
    I have a few hens that are broody so I really would like to hatch them that way but with the heat would you? Will that affect the hatch rate or put her at a higher risk for overheating?

    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011
  2. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    And with the heat the temps in the house aren't always stable nor is the humidity.
    So I am figuring that the broody would do a better job.

    Anyone have any input?
  3. PegramPoultryProprietor

    PegramPoultryProprietor Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2010
    A broody hen will insulate the eggs from the heat as well; especially if the box is on the ground.
  4. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    her box is off the ground

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