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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmerjohn, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. farmerjohn

    farmerjohn New Egg

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    I'm trying to time my hens to have chicks for Easter to sell them. When should I stop harvesting some of the eggs and let the hens sit on them continually?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, I won't even get into the Easter chick debate, but you can't time a hen's broodiness. You just can't. And many will never go broody, ever. It's been bred out of many of them.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You can harvest a 100 eggs to set under a hen but if that old hen doesn't have her hormones set to hatch a clutch of eggs your wasting your time and eggs.......

    Not doing the easter egg thingy either Speck...lol
     

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