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help with hens not being broody!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by screaminchicken, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. screaminchicken

    screaminchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of my rir aren't broody so I put the rir egg under a bantam hen! Good idea? Bad idea? Will she hatch the egg out no problem? She's sat on it for 2 days now:yiipchick
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The hen doesn't care who laid the egg so as long as she stays broody, and the egg is fertile, in a little under 3 weeks you will probably have a chick!
     
  3. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds great to me. I had a friend who hatched 3 Black Copper Maran eggs under a Bantam Cochin hen. Whatever works right.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013
  4. screaminchicken

    screaminchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Hopefully she stays broody and doesn't leave the egg after a week or two!
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013

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