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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by david3389, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. david3389

    david3389 Out Of The Brooder

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    is it possibler to have eggs hacthed by the female hens, if you dont take them out of the nesting box, and mark the one that you will leave. but will the chickens have the brains??lol:rolleyes:
     
  2. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only if you have a broody hen.
     
  3. david3389

    david3389 Out Of The Brooder

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    what size should it be??
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not all hens will sit. Leaving eggs in a nest won't make them want to hatch. Unless you know without a doubt your hen(s) is broody collect your eggs several times a day. There are many hens that NEVER brood and hatch eggs.

    Just a note - leaving eggs in the nest with hens that do not brood can lead to egg eating.
     
  5. david3389

    david3389 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry about all these questions, but i just got into this chicken stuff,..,,
    how would i now if its a broody hen??
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    she will growl and try to bite. some hens go broody while others like a sex link wont
     
  7. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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