Incubator or Mother Nature

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Joker69377, May 11, 2010.

  1. Joker69377

    Joker69377 Out Of The Brooder

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    All I have seen concerning hatching out eggs is using an incubator. Would it be better to just let the hen set on them and see if they hatch on their own? I have 3 Black Sex link hens and 1 rooster and he is Casanova. He mounted them at least 2 times each today, so I don't think fertility will be an issue, but I am sure HE needs more hens. If I let them set and hatch them, will they be accepted right off the bat or will I need to separate the chicks till they get big enough to hold their own? I am new to this, and am trying to feel my way around.

    TIA

    Steve
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] Alot of people here can't have roosters so there is no reason to let them sit and not produce eggs. Also, many people here only have a few chickens and can't really afford for one to stop. Me on the other, I am just a hatching addict. In the bator under three birds, it all works for me!
     

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