place eggs under broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jay1995, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody hen and I have eggs and I want to put them under her. But I have been told if they smell your scent on the eggs they wont touch them, then how do I do it. Please tell me what you know about it. Thanks.
     
  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    I would love to have the answer also!
     
  3. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well hopefully someone has it LOL
     
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use latex gloves before you touch the eggs and then place them under her at night so she doesn't move
     
  5. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Master S.M.C :

    Use latex gloves before you touch the eggs and then place them under her at night so she doesn't move

    Well they have have been touched already . Can I wash them wearing gloves and get the smell off? How can I get the smell off, is now my next question.​
     
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I took mine out and put them right under her (My broody) . Wanted to add that I have done this with 2 broodys. It is just a myth.

    That isn't true, same as it isn't true that a momma rabbit or a momma bird won't accept the babies if you touched them. You can stick them right back in the nest and the mother will continue to care for them.

    Just pick up your eggs, put them under her, wish her luck and wait for your babies! You don't need to get the smell off.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2009
  7. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Thanks for the answer! Now I wait for my game hens to go broody!
     
  8. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bec`s advice is correct. One thing I can add is you should do the deed at night, in the dark so you don`t stress her. Game hens are great broodies. I hatch all my chickes under game hens.
     
  9. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help i am placing them right now. yea!!!!!
     
  10. henjoy

    henjoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your broody truly wants to set, it won't matter if you've (and 10 others, in fact) handled the eggs. If she is determined to set, all she wants is some eggs. She doesn't care where they came from.
     

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