My rooster got killed and i am wanting to get my hens eggs and hatch them before time runs out because she is not setting...do i put the eggs in everyday or do i wait and put them in all together ? i am only going to try 4 of them....PLEASE HELP
Eggs are good for hatching up to about a week , some people say a few days longer and some a few days less , If you are really wanting to hatch eggs from your rooster Id gather for a week then put them all in to make shure you get some hatching isnt always a 100% so if you want four Id put in extra. GOod luck and iM shure someone that knows more will answer soon
A hen can hold sperm from a mating for up to 4 weeks. You can collect and store eggs for 2 weeks before setting them in the incubator. During those 2 weeks, I store mine in egg cartons on the kitchen counter and I turn them all once a day from pointy side up to pointy side down and back again. Set them all at the same time.
When I collect mine I put them in a egg Carton. I put the Carton in my cabinet where my dishes are. I put a bottle cap under one end and switch ends each day when I add new eggs. I also mark the date on them so I can keep track of how old they are.
oh thanks ! it is my first time hatching so i really hope it turns out...she set for a while but then stopped when the owl killed the roo.. and now she just lay's and get's up and i only catch her on the nest 2 to 3 time's a day 4 at the most....
You might have to bring the ones shes already started in. If shes not broody any more she might not keep them warm enough to keep going. Do a search on staggered hatches and see if that's something you want to try.