Hatching/broody hens/fertilization

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  1. BarnChickyOO

    BarnChickyOO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI! Sorry for the longish posts, but, I'm new at this, and there's only so much a book can teach you, ya know?


    Ok so, I did end up getting those eggs. Dawn (the lady I got them from) Said that she just put in those new roosters about a week ago. Also, It's cold here. About 37 degrees farenheit. What do you think the chance of them being fertilized is?

    Question number 2) Broody Judy (the hen) has been sitting on the "dummy eggs" for about 2-3 weeks now. I just put the supposedly fertilized eggs under her about 30 minutes ago. Do you think she might give up before they hatch?



    Ok. I was going to post something else, but I forgot what it was, lol. ;)


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  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in a week fertility should be ok, but cold temps can affect your eggs.

    the broody hen question is nearly impossible to answer, some will keep setting and some will give up. it wouldnt hurt to have an incubator plan just in case. molasses in the feed *may* help keep her broody.

    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    You can always break a couple of eggs and look for the bull’s eye, but the odds are pretty decent they are fertile. If most of the eggs you break are fertile, most of the eggs you don’t break should be too.

    Fertile Egg Photos
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008&p=6

    You are dealing with living animals so no one can give you any guarantees, but the odds are pretty good she’ll hatch those eggs.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. All Henned Up

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    A broody hen looses a lot of weight during incubation by letting her go another round could get her week, make sure she is eating.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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