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My cuckoo maran went broody on day 5 of incubating. Can I stick the eggs under her?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ktkatridge, May 4, 2016.

  1. ktkatridge

    ktkatridge New Egg

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    Help. I really wanted a hen to go broody but was not patient. She went broody on day 5 of incubation. Will the eggs keep maturing if I put them under her? Thank you!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Eggs were day 5 in an incubator? Yes they will continue to develop if you let the hen brood them.
     
  3. ktkatridge

    ktkatridge New Egg

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    Yes, on day five of incubation. Is there a time limit or can you put them under a broody hen after putting them in the incubator?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    No time limit. They are just going from one form of incubation to another.
     
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