nature/nurture

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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    okay, we have to keep the eggs at a specific temp, keep the humidity at a specific range, etc. Why does a hen just sit on the eggs and turn them , how does she know what the humidity is?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    She doesn't. She plucks her breast feathers so the eggs are against her skin and the moisture in her own skin maintains the humidity.
     

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