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How do I get my Dominques to set the eggs???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chinadollgreen, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Dominques, there are 11 eggs on the nest and neither of them will set them. Should I leave them on the nest or put them in the bator?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Put them in the bator. They won't set unless they want to and some breeds never do.
     
  3. shack

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    welcome to BYC. Glad to see someone from backhome way. I have cousins in Fulton, you my know Shirley Davis. I know Scotty McCarthy
    from Mantachie. I hatched 7 Dominique in my frist setiing in bartor,
    have eggs under hen due Mar. 17. 33 eggs in bartor now, 21 are
    Dominique. Go to the online poultry show , Dominique contest , you
    can see my birds.
    Good luck with your hatch.
    shack
     
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    I would put them in the bator, if they are not acting broody now they probably won't any time soon. Good luck!
     
  5. thedreamers

    thedreamers Out Of The Brooder

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    put them in the bator. we could never get our doms to set. we ended up putting her eggs under someone else.
     
  6. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, put them in the bator.
    you just got to wait for a broody to cross over to the broody side!
    Carolyn
     
  7. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you. I guess I will put them in the bator and let you know what happens. I was raised in Fulton most of my life. I am kin to half of Itawamba county. Moore, Roberts, and Box.
     
  8. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    We brought them in. Now we are witing for them to get room temp. I will keep you informed. Pictures to come.
     
  9. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are not a broody breed. Some will go broody but not common with doms
     
  10. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Everything I read online said they are good brooders. That is one of the reasons we wanted them. If I had known then what I know now I would have bought more hens.[​IMG]
     

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