Experiment

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rorporp23, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Rorporp23

    Rorporp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received 14 eggs on Thursday from Tennessee. Now, usually I don't ship eggs but these are oh so pretty Ameracaunas and I had to try ;)

    All arrived without cracks (whew!) but 75% of them had rolling air cells. I set them air cell up to settle for 24 hours before candling again.

    Here's where it gets interesting. I have a broody Buff Orpington who started sitting about a week ago. So I took my 6 least damaged eggs and sent them her way. Crossing my fingers something hatches!

    As for the other 8 their home is the bator for the next (hopefully) 3 weeks. I have it set to 99.5 and about 30-35% humidity. They are set upright in an egg carton and I will not be turning for 36 hours. After that I will begin turning side to side, still set up in the carton.

    Because I'm lazy, anyone who makes it to lockdown is going under mama hen. She has raised babies for me before and I would like to see her do it again!

    Has anyone else had experience with shipped eggs and broodies?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I did it once; many people do this. Just slip the chicks under her just after dark.
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    but make sure she is brooding.
     
  4. Rorporp23

    Rorporp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is :) she's all puffy and resemble a small bear when you kick her off!
     

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