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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tanya, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Tanya

    Tanya New Egg

    Apr 17, 2007
    we have 9 hens & 1 Roo- 3 hens are young, 4 "middle aged", & 2 old.So far, none are interested in hatching any of the eggs they lay.Are we doing something wrong, or must we incubate them ourselves-& if so, HOW?any info appreciated!!
  2. chrissieg

    chrissieg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let us know what breeds they are? Some breeds have the broodiness bred out of them, in which case you will have to act as their surrogate!! [​IMG]
  3. Tanya

    Tanya New Egg

    Apr 17, 2007
    I'm not sure WHAT breed they are-
    the majority of them are black & white( 7 hens & the rooster) with the older hens being one black, one rust- colored.
  4. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2007
    Northern Minnesota
    It would help us identify them if you poste pics. Also we like to look at other peoples chickens. [​IMG]
  5. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2007
    I don't think there is anything you can do to make a hen go broody. As someone mentioned already, some breeds have been bred to NOT go broody so that egg production is not interrupted.
    If you would like to hatch eggs you can do so in an incubator-either homemade or bought. You can find out how from the link below. Google should also bring up plenty of info on incubating.


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