First Time Broody - First Time Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4hooves&featheredfriends, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Japanese bantam that went broody. The first set of eggs she sat on for 3 days before another hen booted her out. So we moved her into a private suite and set 5 eggs under her that she hoarded. I have a few questions;

    1) Do broody hens know if the eggs have gone south?
    2) I was told that bantams set for 19-21 days for a hatch - true?
    3) Do hatches happen typically at certain times of the day?
    4) The eggs came from multiple hens - with 9 hens, I imagine 3 roosters got the job done?

    She is such a good little girl - she is very attentive and only gets off for about 5 minutes a day. Your help is greatly appreciated.[​IMG]
     
  2. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    1) Yes.
    2) Mine sat on her eggs for 24 days.
    3) Not that I know of... I think usually around noon but I don't know for sure.
    4) Even one rooster could do the job but usually they will ALL try to mate ALL of the hens if you have multiple roos.

    I hope that helps!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the information. I have 3 d'Uccles, 2 dark brahmas, 3 japanese bantams, one buff brahma and an OEGB hen. I have a buff brahma, japanese and d'Uccle rooster with the girls - it is funny, the d'Uccle and Japanese stay with "their" kind and the brahmas stay with the brahmas.

    OK so I guess I have to be patient.[​IMG]
     
  4. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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