Need a bit of help with a new batch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k5crew, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. k5crew

    k5crew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a hen who has gone broody and a friend was to give us a "few" eggs. When we picked them up yesterday she gave me 19!!! I have placed several under my broody and now have a dozen left. Of course I ran out and purchased an incubator for the remaining dozen today.

    Here is where I am puzzled: she had her hen set on the eggs since Monday. Do I start "Day 1" from Monday or today? Secondly, does the broody batch have a different date than those in the incubator?

    Yikes! I am confused already!!! TIA - Kim. :barnie
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would start day 1 from Monday and the date of hatch doesn't change weather or not if you are using a broody hen or an incubated hope this helps
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O and are you using a standard breed of chicken or a bantam as I have seen standard breeds with up to 14 eggs
     
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    k5crew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen is a bantam. I thought seven was plenty to get under her!
     
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    k5crew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O before you go I was going to say you could probably put 10 under her
     

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