broody jersey giants

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by canadianchick, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. canadianchick

    canadianchick In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2008
    Hello everyone i was wondering if anyone has had any luck with broody jerseys , one hen hatched 2 chicks last month and I now have a second hen sitting and should have a hatch anyday now. I read jersey eggs take longer to hatch and that they are bad sitters ( because their eggs are larger and they are clumsy ) has anyone had any luck ? do they take longer ? thanks in advance
  2. inudat12

    inudat12 In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2008
    NorthCentral Ohio
    Both of my hens went broody. They managed to sit on them til they broke them, then off the eggs they came. I lost about 3 dozen total plus all the ones they would have laid.

    I just take them and put them in the incubator or eat them.

  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Well I guess my Jerseys won't be sitting on any eggs, LOL

    I just hatched a Jersey mutt, and she was the first one out, and a day early.

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