broody hens don't run on electricity!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by prancie, May 29, 2010.

  1. prancie

    prancie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    I set 25 eggs yesterday, splitting them between a bator and a broody. Last night a storm rolls in and the power goes out. After a while i call the power company and find out that the power may not come back until early morning! So i moved all the eggs to the broody for the time being. She is sitting on a literal mountain of eggs! I am going to move them back to the bator later when I get the temp stabilized. After debating broody vs incubator with my husband yesterday I realized the #1 advantage. When the power goes out the broody still works!
  2. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Awesome back up system. [​IMG]
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Haha nice! Always handy to have a broody hen on hand for emergencies! [​IMG] Good luck!
  4. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    that is awesome!

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