Is this a good or bad idea?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    my broody hens always seem to fail hatching chickens i was just thinking next time i have a broody hen if it would be a good idea to buy a incubator then when a hen goes broody put some eggs in then wen they start to hatch take them to the hens and put them under her? is this a good or a bad idea?
     
  2. Chicken Chickita

    Chicken Chickita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never tried that, but when my silkie gets broody I replace her eggs with fertilized eggs I buy.
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    My daughter puts newly hatched chicks under her broody quite frequently with no problems. Some people recommend doing it at night. [​IMG]
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    ok i was thinking of putting the egg in wen it was in the middle of hatchingg
     

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