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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vikij-xiong, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. vikij-xiong

    vikij-xiong New Egg

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    So I have an old english pair and my females not broody at all she's had like 4 eggs within the last week and a half and she hasn't say on them once what should I do?
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    are you going to use incubator?
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What I do:
    I collect eggs for eating until one of my hens decides to sit. AFTER she's been tight on the nest for a couple of days (so I know she's serious) I gather a clutch for her over the next couple of days/week and then give them all to the hen at the same time. Or, as stated above, use my incubator if I don't have anybird willing to sit :)
     
  4. GardenDave

    GardenDave Out Of The Brooder

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    If your bird is broody then she will hatch the eggs herself. If she isn't she won't and you'll need an incubator. It depends when you want the chicks. If you want them any time then wait for a broody. If you want them at a specific time use the incubator.
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    It has been really hot here. I got hot eggs and put them under a hot hen = melted liquid eggs. I am not going to try and hatch in out in the heat. My hen has 3 that will hatch, but I put in 15 more in a bator. Indoors is better for me this time of year.
     

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