Broody Hen Thread!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmerBoy24, May 1, 2011.

  1. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs have arrived but my incubator is arriving tomorrow so how do I store them and how long should I leave them at the most
    Please help
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Eggs can be stored for hatching over two weeks. Store in egg carton fat end up on your kitchen counter. Don't put them in the incubator until you've set it up and running and have gotten the temperature correct. I take a day adjusting incubator. Plug it in and wait 2 hours, make adjustment and wait 2 hours etc.
     
  3. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you very much
     
  4. Dknichelson

    Dknichelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uggh. Day 22, broody girl still on her nest and has not moved in 24 hours. I brought her food and a little bit of water and what does she do, spill the water INTO her nest. [​IMG]And it just happens to be the coolest day of the month today. I sure hope her eggs/babies didn't get wet...
     
  5. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least the humidity rose a little. That's good at day 22, no?
     
  6. egg4dinneragain

    egg4dinneragain New Egg

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    Well my 2 mothers have hatched 4 out so far. I saw them when the silkie moved. I'm not daft enough to try move a growling O Shamo hen to see if there are any more. I'll know in a couple of days and hopefully have a few pictures of the new arrivals.
     
  7. Dknichelson

    Dknichelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha! That's looking on the bright side! Maybe it was in her master plan to get those suckers out!
     
  8. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 19!! When they hatch I have to switch her out chicks! So I will have to brave they getting eaten alive thing to take her 5, hopefully, & replace with 2!!
     
  9. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gloves and a thick sweater?
     
  10. pogmobum

    pogmobum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Store them in an egg carton with the round end up and I just leave mine to settle for 24hours. Good luck, :)
     
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