natural incubation

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rinmpit, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. rinmpit

    rinmpit Out Of The Brooder

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    will chickens incubate there own eggs or is that just out of the question?
     
  2. Warfrost

    Warfrost Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, but they have to be "broody"( in other words they have to be wanting to sit on the eggs and protect them). If you want them to be incubated by a broody hen I would suggest investing in a Silkie hen or two- they are famous for being great sitters, AND great mommas!
     
  3. rinmpit

    rinmpit Out Of The Brooder

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    hahaha thats awesome! do they make good eggs and taste good? oh! and are they worth a buck?
     
  4. rinmpit

    rinmpit Out Of The Brooder

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    could i use them to hatch other chickens eggs?
     
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep Brahmas, big birds, mine are going broody all the time.
    They sit any eggs I give them (or just sit if I don't give them anything), and are very hardy in the cold winter.

    Due to their size they can brood A LOT of eggs.

    They can be worth quite a bit, but I am personally resisting selling any (I like them too much),

    Sandie
     

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