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Hatching advice!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hannahbell, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Hannahbell

    Hannahbell In the Brooder

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    Hi all

    I have put 12 hatching eggs under 2 of my broody bantams on sat morning. They don't seem to be turning the eggs at all yet. Should in lift them off and turn the eggs myself or just leave them to it?

    Any advice welcome
     

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I would just leave them be and let the hens do the work. I'm sure they will be turning them the natural way and unless you are stood watching constantly you won't see much happening. I'm sure all will be well and the hens are doing a good job.
    Here are some threads on broody hens that I'm sure you will find most helpful ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Broody+hens#

    Good luck to you and your hens :thumbsup
     
  3. Hannahbell

    Hannahbell In the Brooder

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    Thanks for your reply. I am going to leave them. The reason I don't they're turning them is because the eggs are marked and haven't changed position at all since I put them in but hopefully they're taking care of business! Thanks for the link gonna check it out now!
     

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