CRAZY QUESTION ,LOL

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sillystunt, May 7, 2009.

  1. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    I have 2 hens that lay eggs for me. i have no Roo and don't want one due to neighbors. If i ordered fertilized egss could i place them in their nest and fool them into incubating them? Probally no but just wondered
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are broody then yuppers
     
  3. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, you could. The trick would be having the fertile eggs on hand when one goes broody. They will only hatch eggs while broody. You can't really predict when one will go broody, so you will have to get the eggs fairly quickly once one does. Leave her a few eggs to keep her occupied til the fertiles get there, then switch them out. This is about a sure way to get yourself a rooster, however. If you ask for only female producing eggs, you will get laughed at.
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    LOL, yeah i would laugh at myself with that one! I am new to this chicken thing. When can you tell she is going brody. And what exactly is that?? Sorry dont you all laugh at me!!![​IMG]
     
  5. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She wont get off her nest of eggs if she is broody [​IMG]
     

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