Eggs taking longer by bator vs. broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by australorpchick, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. australorpchick

    australorpchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2009
    Canyon Lake, TX
    I recently received a bunch of beautiful blue and green EE eggs from Shiningfeather. I put 5 under my broody silkie and the rest went into my friends bator, on the same day. All 5 of the broody eggs hatched last Wednesday and Thursday. The bator eggs started to hatch on Sunday. Does it normally take longer for eggs to hatch in a bator, than by a broody?
  2. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Maybe the bator eggs enviroment was a tad off??? A broody hen is the perfect enviroment for hatching eggs because that is what they do,...but a incubator is a artificial enviroment. It being artificial it can never be quite the same as a broody hen. IMO that is,...

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