Does it work just as good to let the chicken hatch the egg!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Codyandme1, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont really want to go out and bye an incubator just to hatch a few eggs, and was wondering if it works just as good to let the broody hen hatch it instead of putting it in the incubator!?[​IMG]
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would work better because that is mother nature...
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I agree..it works MUCH better [​IMG] Although sometimes you end up with bad mommies who eat their young [​IMG] I've had two. And then some are GREAT with the chicks [​IMG] Just have to watch them when time gets close [​IMG] The chicks sure seem stronger letting mom brood/raise them!

    Good luck!
     
  4. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I recently had a broodie chicken & 2 broodie ducks Hatch their own and there's no doubt about it, they all did a Better job at hatching than me. lol They are all 3 great mom's but Very protective. Very hard for me to get their babies from them. I still have 6 ducklings I need to remove & their already close to 3 weeks old. The down side to letting a broodie hen hatch instead of incubating is that the babies end up NOT being very friendly/tame. It takes a while for them to get use to you. From now on, I'll be doing the hatching. lol ~Julie~ [​IMG]
     

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