Intoducing eggs from different flock to my broody hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vazzyz, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. vazzyz

    vazzyz New Egg

    Mar 2, 2017
    I purchased some Lavender Orphington eggs from Florida. I live in Utah. Is it safe to have my broody hen sit on these eggs or is there a possibility of her getting a disease from the eggs? So can eggs carry diseases to other chickens?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, vazzyz, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! I am a hatching and incubating rookie so I have no other advice - but the folks in the link below really know their stuff - you might try posting your question there:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! Happy hatching!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I can't say having no experience with that...redsoxs has given you a good link to get your question answered.

    Best of luck, hope you have a good hatch!
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Glad you joined us, hope you enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] sorry I have no idea. Never bought hatching eggs.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under vazzyz [​IMG] Welcome!

    We are not allowed to have roosters here so the five hatches we have had under broody hens have been from shipped eggs. To be honest, I have never even considered the possibility of disease transference and have never seen any side effects in the hens.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

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