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Hatching chicks by hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenobsessed, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. chickenobsessed

    chickenobsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    Should i take the eggs out and keep them warm, then when i have about 10-12 or however many, then i will put them in the box so then she will sit on them so they are still warm or should i leave them in there and don't take them out??????


    Thanks
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd remove the eggs as the hen lays them. For every egg you take out add a fake egg. Then when she"s done laying add the real eggs and remove the fake eggs.
     
  3. chickenobsessed

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    could i just us golf balls as fake eggs???????
     
  4. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never tried that but I don't see why not.
     
  5. chickenobsessed

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    ok i was just wandering if they would tell the difference between an egg or a golf ball but i'll try it [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenobsessed

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    could i also use old eggs that are bad or no?????
     
  7. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old eggs will eventually explode so I would advise against that.
     
  8. chickenobsessed

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    ok thanks for your help [​IMG]
     
  9. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome and good luck
     
  10. chickenobsessed

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    i think im going to leave them im going to let them hatch at the end of the month
     

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