Egg Hatching question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jamesofrich, May 12, 2010.

  1. Jamesofrich

    Jamesofrich Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, I just thought of something random.

    If I were to buy hatching eggs and place them in a hens nest would the hen actually take care of the egg until it hatches?

    Would this be a viable option opposed to me incubating them myself?

    I'm asking because i would do this then incubate them myself and risk messing something up [​IMG]

    I'll be waiting for a answer!
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    If the hen is already broody, it might work. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jamesofrich

    Jamesofrich Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the fast answer!

    Has anyone here actually tried it though?
     
  4. Spring Chook

    Spring Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some chickens 10 days ago who are laying fertile eggs as they had been in a pen with a rooster. one of my bantams went broody at the weekend so I have put 5 eggs laid by the new hens under her. I'm hoping it will work. Just lucky that I had a bantam go broody when the chickens I bought were still laying fertile eggs (I dont have a rooster myself)
     
  5. Jamesofrich

    Jamesofrich Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Sounds awesome! Please let me know how it goes!!
     

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