question and broody hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cajunlizz, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I have a hen that week before last started showing signs of going broody . So after about 8 days of her constantly staying on the nest , I put her 8 eggs under her ..

    Only thing is , MY last broody hen , when I would touch her , she felt EXTRA SUPER HOT temp. wise on the breast area , and this one does not seem to have that hot temperature feeling to me . DOES IT MATTER ? She seemed bound and determined to SET on these eggs tho .
     
  2. trishok8

    trishok8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a very broody silkie right now and i know what you mean about the very hot humid underside---of her breast.

    Could she be leaning toward the back a bit more than the front?

    Hmm, what is she nesting on?
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    She has 8 eggs under her and nest is with Pine shavings ....
     
  4. trishok8

    trishok8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Liz,
    If she is not breast down on the pine, but 8 eggs, that will account for some heat loss.
    Good luck and keep us posted. An idea, can you candle to see how things are going?
    Trish
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Its only been 3 days , wouldn't be a bit soon to candle the eggs ?
     

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