Broody or not

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by worriedbaby, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. worriedbaby

    worriedbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I have a hen who I thought was broody but I'm thinking I was wrong but I left 6 eggs in there she doesn't sit on them all the time but I do have a few hens that sit on them through out the day the temp has been hit an humid here but sometimes the eggs get cold is there a chance they will hatch??? First time trying this ...
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Unless you have a dedicated broody, no. You might see some sporadic develoment from the periods of incubation when the laying hens are sitting on the eggs, but in order to have healthy fully developed chicks you need a fairly steady temp. And without a broody, the eggs are going all night without being covered I would assume.
     
  3. worriedbaby

    worriedbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    So I should throw eggs out
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I would if there's no broody sitting on them and they've been out there for days. But, that's just my opinion.
     
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