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Incubator or Hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ReykjaTavi, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. ReykjaTavi

    ReykjaTavi Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 18, 2008
    I'm a newbie with chickens, but we should start having eggs within a few weeks (They are a week from 5 months old) . I know a lot of people have incubators....so should I take the eggs and put them in an incubator, or should I leave them with the hen? Or have an incubator on standby?

  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    A hen is best, but you have to wait till one is broody, meaning that they sit on a nest all day, even if empty, and stop laying. If they're not broody, they won't stay on the eggs.

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