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QUESTION about incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Peaky, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Peaky

    Peaky Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello
    I put 7eggs into into incubator 6 days ago. I now have noticed that my
    Hen has been sitting in her nest for
    2 days. she is sitting on
    Golf balls. When night time comes can I pull out the balls and put
    The 7 Eggs From The incubator or under my hen? Or will that create a problem
    Of
    Nature?
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    If this is her first time going broody I would give her longer. Sometimes they do not stay broody. Let her sit on the golf balls until the eggs are closer to hatch and you know she isn't going to quit on you.
     
  3. Peaky

    Peaky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for suggestion. I will leave them in incubator until lockdown then put them under hen at that time. Does that sound reasonable?
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that is the safest way to do it, especially if the eggs are of high value such as shipped/rare/something you really want. You don't want to lose them because she decides to quit or break them or something.
     
  5. Peaky

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    Do u think it better just to put 2 eggs under her then to add the last 5 to her nest at night once the two hatch ?
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    You can do it either way. It just depends on how important those eggs are to you. It won't make any difference to her whether she has eggs or a golf ball.
     

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