broody hens

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by countrygirl5, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. countrygirl5

    countrygirl5 Chirping

    Feb 1, 2012
    Eastern IA
    I see alot of you on here are putting your eggs under an inubator. I have two hens that have turned broody and there are very few articles on here that give advice about having your hens hatch your eggs. I was wondering if any of you have ever let your hens hatch their own eggs, how it went, and the best way to go about it. I want to give both hens 5 eggs. I will move them to our greenhouse to hatch the eggs. I have two milk cartons to use as nesting boxes. The greenhouse isn't insulated and it has no heat source so I'll have to wait for warmer weather to move them. But that is the plan.

    Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. I've never raised chickens before, let alone hatched them. [​IMG]

  2. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Songster

    Aug 4, 2011
    polk county, NC
    Their is a thread under, Incubating and Hatching, that talks about how to give eggs to a hen. Many people here do it! I have a hen sitting 10 eggs right now. Good luck!

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