hatch rate for broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abhaya, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    What kind of hatch rate do your broodys get?
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Mine are excellent. My last broody hatched 13 out of 14. I've had 100% hatches with broodies, but never with an incubator.

    I have a nice Brinsea incubator, but a good broody hen will always be my first choice. The incubator was designed to mimic her natural abilities, so for best results, I choose a broody. I love that I don't have to worry about power outages, temp spikes or humidity levels and I don't need to provide a heat lamp for the babies that hatch - mama hen takes care of everything.
     
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    cool beans. The main reason I am thinking about a bator is my niece wants to try and hatch some eggs. I think it would be a good experiance for her.
     

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