broody jersey giants

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

  1. canadianchick

    canadianchick Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

    Tracy
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    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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