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Fan on broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicks Galore3, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    It's been hot and humid around here lately, and I have fans on the chickens to help them deal with the heat. I have a broody hen right now, and I was wondering of it's okay to have a fan directly on her or if I should have it blowing air past her. I'd guess it's pretty hot in a nesting box, but I don t want to harm her or the eggs.
     

  2. TheFoxyChicken

    TheFoxyChicken In the Brooder

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    I direct my fans to blow towards the ceiling over the broody hen. Heat rises and gets trapped on the ceiling. This helps keep the air moving along.
     

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