Hatching egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BlueBirdChick, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

    Aug 13, 2010
    Absarokee, Montana
    I just bought a mixed bantam egg not sure what ill be getting lol . just wondering if I put it under my hen should i do it right away since I dont have a bator??? Hope she wont get too freaked out by it. Shes old enough to start laying anyway... Any ideas please
  2. eggseroneous

    eggseroneous Songster

    Apr 1, 2010
    South-Western PA
    Your hen will have to be broody. If she hasn't laid an egg yet, there's really no chance of her going broody and sitting on it. Sorry. An egg is good for up to a week after it is layed, as long as it doesn't go through huge temp changes--in other words, keep it cool (room temp is ok), but not COLD or hot.
    You will need an incubator or a broody hen to hatch it.

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