Hatching Eggs with a broody PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Disco Hen, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Disco Hen

    Disco Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2012
    Sonoma CA
    This is my first time attempting to hatch eggs! I have frizzle bantams. I have two broody hens that we were going to try to use for hatching them. Does anyone have experinece with using broody hens? Do I have to add a heating lamp also, and what about humitity. One more thing is how long do they take to hatch? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
     
  2. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    R u incubating chicken eggs? 21 days if so..No heat lamp! The chicken add the humidity themselves..
     
  3. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    I use broody's every yr.. it is great! [​IMG]
     
  4. Disco Hen

    Disco Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2012
    Sonoma CA
    Well we just have two broody hens sitting in the eggs does that count as incubating?
     
  5. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL

    yes..do you know what day you let her have them?
     
  6. Disco Hen

    Disco Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2012
    Sonoma CA
    They just started laying on them yesterday
     
  7. chickee35

    chickee35 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nov 16, 2007
    Eagle, NE
    You are lucky to have a broody hen. Now you just let nature take it's course. So much easier than incubating...no turning etc. And the hen will protect them after they hatch as well...just put my eggs in the bator. Going out of town next week...luckily I have a very tolerant husband. ;). Who will take over while I am gone....wish I had a broody hen right about now...happy hatching...
     
  8. Disco Hen

    Disco Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2012
    Sonoma CA
    Thanks we have two and they both share a nest even though there is another one I put eggs in! It's so funny though they are always stealing eggs from under each other :) lol
     
  9. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Yes, I went out yesterday and I have 4....and I don't need them right now...[​IMG]
     
  10. Disco Hen

    Disco Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2012
    Sonoma CA
    Wait so about 25 days till they hatch? lol![​IMG]
     

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