Humidity Factor with Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by outdoorpodcast, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. outdoorpodcast

    outdoorpodcast Out Of The Brooder

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    Just curious about how the humidity factor comes into play when hatching eggs with a broody hen. It seems that a lot of emphasis is placed on humidity but that can't really be controlled can it when using a hen.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You would be surprised at the amount of humidy created by a living, breathing hen covering eggs. They often pluck their breast feathers for better contact with the eggs, plus they hardly get off the nest for those last three days. (Unlike their usual, daily constitutional trips.)
     

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