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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmerCarl, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. FarmerCarl

    FarmerCarl Out Of The Brooder

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    That's not a crazy idea is it? I'm thinking about trying to hatch eggs this summer so I don't have to rely on buying new chicks every year. Here's my idea. Please tell me what you think or if you think there is a better way to accomplish my goal.

    I have laying hens now and will add more this spring. I prefer not to have a rooster around because I'm selling eggs to family and hopefully a few friends later on. Don't want fertilized eggs going to my customers. So I had the idea that if I could buy or raise a hen to hatch eggs for me that would work best.

    I thought I would purchase hatching eggs and stick them under the hen. Is that a crazy idea or would that work?
     
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  2. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    No a lot of people do that I plan to do that this spring but thier are some hens that will not exept them but usually if you put them under her at night they wont now!
     
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  3. FarmerCarl

    FarmerCarl Out Of The Brooder

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    Double post - sorry
     

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