help hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by glandeche, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. glandeche

    glandeche Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some RIR hens and a 3 roosters in my pen.....roosteres have been in there for a while, I understand the eggs are probly fertilized but the hens will not sit on them.....I am wanting to hatch them naturally for my kids to see.....is there a way or something i am not doing to get the hen to sit......we had been getting the eggs daily because the hens were not sitting on them.....do i need to let the hens lay multiple eggs.....
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    You will probably need an incubator or another breed of hen.


    You may get a RIR to sit but most wont. It has been bread out of them. If you want to try you can fill a nest with golf balls. Then if one starts to sit on them check to see if she is on there after dark an if she is replace the balls with eggs.
     
  3. glandeche

    glandeche Out Of The Brooder

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    ahhh so its the breed then.....whats a good breed to get that will sit...
     
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  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Silkies an Cochins are good to keep around for that. Game hens will sit about twice a year too.
     
  5. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    silkies. they are hatching machines.
     

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