just trying to get some information

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckie97, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. duckie97

    duckie97 In the Brooder

    Oct 1, 2014
    I may have too many cockerels so I may have to get rid of them. And I would like to get new ones to replace them but I thought about just getting eggs eventually and have one of my hens hatch them? Will they hatch eggs that aren't theirs? I read about if I got chicks they would need to be introduced slowly so I thought this would delete that part. Any ideas on this?
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hens will incubate any eggs - even eggs of different species. Also broody hens will generally accept and foster chicks.

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