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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by frizzylizzy2003, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. frizzylizzy2003

    frizzylizzy2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi byc! i have 2 austra white hens sitting on aracauna eggs and they sit in the nesting box together - my question is will they no who's chick is who's?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] also should i candle them they've been sitting on them for about 2 weeks they hatch on the 23rd December
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. frizzylizzy2003

    frizzylizzy2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx for answering so quickly
     
  4. frizzylizzy2003

    frizzylizzy2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i move the hen off her eggs to candle them will she go back to them???[​IMG]
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I take the eggs out from under the hen and candle them quickly in front of her, replacing them one by one as I'm done with them. (Take an egg carton with to put them pre-candle and so you have something to put the discarded ones in) It's less stressful for the hen if you do it that way and I find it easier to do it in the evening, when it's dark in the coop and the hen's sleepy and less likely to fly off the nest.
     

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