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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chick1043, Oct 5, 2012.
This sounds soooo cute! I can't wait.
Question about temperature!! It's 58 degrees out right now and it's 7:52. Because my hen is a bantam and because it's getting colder outside, will it hatch? Or will it be too cold? I don't know why I'm so afraid it won't hatch..Maybe just nervous.. Thanks everyone Hope she stays broody until the egg comes! I think she will, if she doesn't I have an incubator
As long as she's covering the egg completely it'll stay warm enough. Broody hens' body temperature is a bit higher than normal, so they provide adequate heat for the eggs to develop.
Awesome! I will let you know when the egg gets here! Thanks!!
The egg has been shipped! I'm hoping my broody hen will stay broody! It should arrive any time... I got the email it had been shipped at 10:50 p.m. and the email was sent at 10:30 p.m. And! I have another question! While my hen is hatching this egg, should I be giving her food and water? I just don't know if that would cause her to getting up off the nest..And is it normal for her to get off the nest once in a while? Curious just in case she does...Thanks!
Don't feed her on the nest, it may cause her to relieve herself in there and then your egg will get soiled. Place food and water near her, but far enough so she'll have to get up to eat and drink. broodies get up once a day to eat and drink and dust bath, but don't worry if she skips a day now and then. I've had a hen go 3 days without getting up!
Oh! Okay! Thanks!!! Egg should be here tomorrow!
They're here!! I say "they're" because they sent me two..I'm guessing for better a better hatch. Before I set them for 12 hours, I candled them to make see if they had any side air sacks, were porous, etc. Egg 1 (Boo) Is porous, can't tell if it's a blood ring, and I MIGHT see a vein but not for sure. Egg 2 (Spook) has some veins, is NOT porous, I think I MIGHT have seen some movement. Both eggs air sacks look good. I'm surprised they even look like they have veins..Could it be my eyes fooling me? Doesn't that mean they already started day 1? I'm HOPING they will hatch on Halloween. Wish me luck! And what do you think about already seeing veins? Is it just me eyes? Thanks
You usually don't see much before day 7... Have a look here:
That's why I was weirded out! lol I thought maybe it's because they're white eggs..I dunno..I'll see on day 4 I guess. I'll also upload a pic of my broody hen tomorrow!