My Chicken is Hatching her own eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wxdude99, May 7, 2011.

  1. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    Montgomery Area
    I've never tried this before, but my year old buff orpington was broody, so I went to a chicken auction and bought some RIR eggs for her to hatch. I only put three in the nest. Is there anything else i need to do? Does anybody know the success rate of doing it naturally without an incubator? Thanks!
  2. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
    My broody buff orpingtons are super incubators/mothers. I've had hatches ranging from 77% (7 out of 9) to 100%. I suggest you do nothing for the next 21 days [​IMG] Enjoy the new chicks [​IMG]
  3. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
    I have a Game hen that is about a year old that went broody and is setting on three of her own and three from some other hens. She is MEAN ! I have to get my leather gloves to look under her. I've never had a broody before, so we will see what happens.[​IMG]

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