Picking up fertilized eggs today

Jezalilly

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Jun 28, 2018
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I'm picking up fertilized eggs today for my broody hen to hatch. Is there anything specific I should do to make sure they hatch?
 
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That’s awesome, I wish you good luck with your hatching!

Pick the cleanest eggs but don’t actually clean them, it removes the natural protection the egg has. Keep track of what day you put them under, so many people don’t and it becomes a guessing game of when they’ll hatch! Give the eggs a little pencil mark incase you get them mixed up. Candle only 1 or 2 times, if you need to. Best to keep the broody in her own space, as she’ll likely move between nests and the other hens will climb into hers, risking broken eggs. Make sure your hen gets off the nest now and then to eat and poop.
Most of all, don’t stress and give these a read: :)

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/hatching-eggs-with-a-broody-hen.75254/

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/guide-to-letting-broody-hens-hatch-and-raise-chicks.65989/
 

Jezalilly

Chirping
Jun 28, 2018
28
18
57
That’s awesome, I wish you good luck with your hatching!

Pick the cleanest eggs but don’t actually clean them, it removes the natural protection the egg has. Keep track of what day you put them under, so many people don’t and it becomes a guessing game of when they’ll hatch! Give the eggs a little pencil mark incase you get them mixed up. Candle only 1 or 2 times, if you need to. Best to keep the broody in her own space, as she’ll likely move between nests and the other hens will climb into hers, risking broken eggs. Make sure your hen gets off the nest now and then to eat and poop.
Most of all, don’t stress and give these a read: :)

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/hatching-eggs-with-a-broody-hen.75254/

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/guide-to-letting-broody-hens-hatch-and-raise-chicks.65989/
Thank you!!
 

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