? on Hens hatching eggs

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

  1. farmerjohn

    farmerjohn Hatching

    Feb 12, 2008
    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

    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

    Jan 30, 2007
    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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