how good are broody hens when it comes to incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by missourichickenmama, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    just wondering.
     
  2. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    I hatched out 5 eggs under a broody. She was an excellent mother, very protective.
     
  3. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Only absolutely the best [​IMG] before, during and after...
     
  4. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Awesome! I put eggs under 3 broodies this week alone. Just a little while ago, I put Sebright eggs under a bantam cochin hen, and she just settled right down on top of them. She'd been sitting on a ceramic egg for the past couple of days, so I figured I'd give her some real ones to sit on.
    I'll take broodies over an incubator any day!

    Paula:)
     
  5. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Nature's incubator cannot be beaten.
     
  6. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Quote:ditto

    She does all the laying, all the turning, expelling bad eggs, raising her babies, exposing them to cocci, teaches them how to eat and drink and be chickens....all with no extra power bill!!

    Oh! and integrates the babies into your flock

    Oh! and no poopy brooders in your laundery room

    ...really I could go on and on [​IMG]
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Ditto again !! [​IMG]
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    They are the hardest iincubator to adjust temp. and humidity on....
     
  9. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats like asking if fish are good swimmers
     
  10. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    I think I like the "No poopy brooders in the laundry room" the best....

    Paula:)
     

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