Day 6 !!!! Do you guys reckon incubating chickens goes fast?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Charlotte, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Do you guys reckon time go's fast when your incubating eggs or when your chicken does it for you?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Either way it goes slow... unless your broody does it on the sly and you think a predator has gotten her but then she emerges with a bunch of chicks in tow...
     
  3. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The three weeks it takes chicken eggs to incubate seem to last for three years, whether under a broody hen that I'm watching or in an incubator. Lots of time to anticipate the babies! [​IMG]
    It DOES seem to take forever, but I love every minute of it!
     
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I would rather have the hens do it because I can get busy on other things and FORGET about the eggs. With the incubator, I am always checking the temp humidity and turning the eggs. Lordy, I need to get an automatic egg turner !

    Afterwards, I love having a hen be in charge of the chicks instead of me! Once again, they know what the right temperature is and they do all the training - here is the food, here is the water, he is the dirt.
     
  5. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine almost did that. Thought I lost a hen but she showed back up 2 weeks later. We followed her and found a nest with 13 eggs. 3 of them hatched last night with another on the way.

    I've never used an incubator but then again I am very new at chickens.
     

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