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

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    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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