Broody or bator...that is the question??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GAhen, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. GAhen

    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if I am not mistaken I think I have my first broody. My partridge rock, Lucy, is sitting on three eggs. BamaChicken is sending me a dozen eggs today, so here is the question.
    Should I use my broody or my bator for these shipped eggs??
    Thanks for any in-put.
    Tammie
     
  2. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I would personally use a broody! It is so much easier and less stressfull. My broody just hatched out a perfect little chick last night.
     
  3. Azulegg

    Azulegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer broodies. I have two sitting right now (a silkie hen and a clean faced tailed araucana pullet).
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Well maybe you should have the bator ready in case your broody quits(unless she is a proven broody),,,I had one quit and my eggs were cold but they are in the bator now and still viable
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Good Idea. I would use a broody.
     

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