Broody vs incubator humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PtldChick, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newbie question...how does a broody hen hatching chicks keep the right humidity as in an incubator? Or does she?

    I know with ducks they're in and out of water and the water on the hen does it...but when a broody chicken hen goes into lockdown, how does she control humidity so her chicks don't shrink wrap?

    Thanks.
     
  2. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has to do with the humidity in the air and ground or so Ive been told. All my hens outside that are broody hatch all their babies just fine! :) and there is no humidifier in my coop :D
     

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