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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sara, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    So i bought eggs and put them in the bator since my hens already hatched some peeps earlier this summer. We go out to feed tonight, and what do we find.. two broodies sharing a box. Maybe I should find something interesting to put under them:D

  2. Cheri

    Cheri Songster

    May 6, 2007
    Dayton, TX
    How cute. I can't wait until mine go broody. They are still young yet.
  3. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    This may be a stupid question, but could you take the eggs from the bator and put them under your broody??
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I have taken eggs from the incubator several times and placed under a broody. I have decided that there is a point where it is not advisable, at least with a first time mama. Ten days in the incubator would be my limit. In my case the mama seemed to not understand what was going one and pecked the eggs. I think they know how long it should take.
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I was afraid to take the ones out of the bator, for fear of something happeing to them.
  6. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Songster

    May 14, 2007
    [​IMG] Sounds to me like you will be up to your ears with chicks. I wish I could get a hen to go broody. Problem is they dont want to lead a family life, they rather have all the fun and no responsiblities. kind of feels like I of out of control teenagers.[​IMG] Stupid birds, I have to do all their work with an incubator.
  7. Cheri

    Cheri Songster

    May 6, 2007
    Dayton, TX
    GOsh I hope I don't have a problem. I want nature to take it's course.

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