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Can you force setting?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LoisCroft, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. LoisCroft

    LoisCroft New Egg

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    A few days ago I discovered 18 eggs under a tree. They were laid by wild chickens, but no one seems interested in hatching them. I don't have an incubator, but do have several silkie hens. One of the hens is kind of borderline about sitting on the eggs, but there are too many for her since I found another 9 in her house. Is there a way to force one of the others to help? Is it advisable? Or should I just take their word for it that they aren't going to do it?
     
  2. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why don't you just leave the eggs in the wild chickens nest and keep a watch as to when when she starts to set and then when they hatch get the chicks! Or wait until one of your hens starts setting and then replace her eggs with the wild chickens eggs. I don't think you will have much luck with forcing a chicken to set. They decide that themselves! Good luck.
     
  3. tennessee_chicken_lover

    tennessee_chicken_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    call me Stupid but what is a Wild Chicken :|
     
  4. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    Chickens that love to party
     
  5. tennessee_chicken_lover

    tennessee_chicken_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Hahahaha Your /making me Laugh Party Chickens
     

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