Question about saving eggs for a possible broody????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mourningdove, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    This may sound like a dumb question and may have already been covered but I need to ask anyway [​IMG]....
    I have 2 game hens who have just started laying and I am wondering
    how long will it be before 1 or both decide to go broody? I know game hens are famous for their broodiness and with spring on it's way I can hope can't I? [​IMG] Any way when they do decide it's time I would like to have saved up their own eggs to put under them.
    Can anyone advise me? [​IMG]
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2007
    You can never really tell when they will go. Some of my hens are like clock work and will go broody the same week every year. I have had chicks hatch on the 4th of July every year for the past 4 years from the same hen. You could always save a half dozen or so and every time another is laid rotate the oldest out so you will be prepared when the time comes.

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