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Candling and Incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MonkeyZero, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca

    I have a broody hen. She has been mated with by a wild rooster more than 3 times. So, today, I was looking for her. She was under the coop with 2 eggs. one egg was kinda cold, the other warm, since it still had "Bloom" on it. So I was wondering how you tell if the eggs are fertile? She wouldnt get off the eggs, so I picked her up and took them. YEs she bit me. If they are fertile I will need a bator for them to hatch. Can you give me directions on how to make a homemade bator WITHOUT USING ANY TYPE OF ELECTRICITY? I HAVE TO GET A THERMOMETER. nO ELECTRICITY, CAUSE MY PARENT DONT WANT THE ELECTRICITY BILL TO SKY ROCKET(OUR BILL IS ALREADY $300, THEY DONT NEED MORE. SO please help me out.

  2. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Songster

    Feb 7, 2008
    East Tennessee
    Hi, I would suggest you fix her a nice place where she is confined and let her brood the eggs. She could lay more. But as for an incubator w/o electricity - the hen is it!
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Thats kinda mean to do. I'd feel bad. I kinda ruined the place she nests, so i gues sshe wont lay there.
  4. Krazy

    Krazy In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2007
    She probably will rebuild it
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Duplicate post so I'm closing this one.
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