Can I place eggs in an incubator after they've been incubated by a hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pelephant, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Pelephant

    Pelephant Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, this may be a bit of an odd question. But one of my hens has been broody, so I placed a few of my call duck eggs under her. It's been a week since I placed them there.

    But now I may have to leave on vacation for a good month, and I don't have anyone willing to watch over a broody hen. However, I DO have a machine incubator. Do you think it'd be possible for me to move the eggs from under the broody hen and into the incubator? There are more people willing to take in an incubator machine than a whole hen.
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that it will be fine,
    Good Luck,

    Sandie
     

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