can my hens incubate and hatch their own eggs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by narwhal master, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. I might have a rooster and if I end up getting fertilized eggs can my hens incubate and hatch them?
     
  2. Jessica Lynn

    Jessica Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they can if the hen decides she wants to be broody and sit on them. Some hens don't like to and some do. My husband said it depends a lot on the breed.
     
  3. okay I have a three breeds and I think my rhode island red is going to be broody and try to hatch them she is already trying to with worms and marbles.
     

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