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broody temprature quest.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dave_Cash69, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will cold tempratures kill the fetus inside the egg before it starts developing?
    eg: would it be safe to leave fertile eggs in the nest w/out them being sat on? in order to try and get a hen to go broody?
     
  2. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have been thinkin of a way to ask this question too, i wanna know as well
     
  3. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, please
    fill our minds with knowledge!
     
  4. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A chicken typically lays until it gets a clutch, then goes broody. Thats if it goes broody. If they all died from exposure quickly, you'd only get one chick from a broody hen under natural circumstances. If the egg freezes, I wouldn't give much for the chances it develops.
     
  5. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree i have talked to ppl that "clam" to have hatched frozen eggs and im sure they have but for a general rule no it does not work well if it works at all.
     
  6. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a ? about broodiness while on this page, if i collected say 15 eggs and kept them at a desired temp to hatch later, could i throw all 15 into the nest and have my hen set on them?
     
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your hen would have to "want to".
     

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