marking eggs, and a broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by the Pollo Loco, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    Ok, I've got a question here... everyone agrees that when placing eggs in the bators, you mark them so as to know when youv'e turned them. Has anyone ever marked eggs under a broody just to find out how many times she rotates them? just a thought... [​IMG]
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    No. I do mark them with the date however since others will volunteer more eggs and I can pull the unmarked ones.
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    A broody hen makes minor shifts with her breastplate that cause tiny rotations of the eggs. This results in a broody hen rotating her eggs over 50 times a day.

    You would never be able to count that by marking them. Lol. [​IMG]

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