how does a broody take care of the humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by missychicky, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Songster

    Jun 10, 2009
    Milwuakie. OR
    I have a broody on eggs just about ready to hatch. What does a broody hen do to get the humidity up? Do I need to do anything to help her with it?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    She plucks her breast feathers so the eggs are against her moist skin. If they needed human intervention, they'd never hatch babies in the wild, so nope, you don't do anything.

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