Broody hen: when to give her eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by awalters0815, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I have a broody hen, but it takes me a few days to get some hatching eggs, can I put them under her? WIll she sit on them for the entire 21 days even if she was already broody? thanks
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Give her a couple of nest eggs (fake eggs) for a couple of days until you collect as many as you want her to hatch. Store at room temp turning a couple times a day. Make just she is truly broody before giving her the real eggs. She will stay broody for more than 21 days if truly broody.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

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  4. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. I don't have a rooster but I am looking into getting a variety of hen that will go broody such as a buff orp or a game hen. So I will be relying on e-bay etc for eggs. thanks for the info.
     
  5. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You might want to post that you are looking for hatching eggs in your locality on BYC (under the auctions there is a place in the forum for that)....shipping of eggs decreases the hatchablity...the post office is very hard on eggs in transit....finding them local and picking them up will give better yeilds, thereby costing less per chick.
     
  6. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You might want to post that you are looking for hatching eggs in your locality on BYC (under the auctions there is a place in the forum for that)....shipping of eggs decreases the hatchablity...the post office is very hard on eggs in transit....finding them local and picking them up will give better yeilds, thereby costing less per chick.

    thanks for the tip. I'll do that.
     

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