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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally, my hen went broody on a clutch of 14 she's q old English dutch bantams and perfectly covers every egg, well it's winter here and she's a faithful setteler so I know shell sit there for the 21 days also, we have a rooster so I know the eggs have to be fertile but I had a question, the nesting box is like a plastic box with little holes on the bootom but. I put some cardboard under the holes and put some hay, would it affect the chances of the eggs of hatching?
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    Nope, sounds good to me. Happy chick-raising!

    HS Pye
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't think it would affect the eggs and if your broody doesn't like it, she will just rearrange to suit her taste.
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    are you wanting to make the nest warmer? can you do it from the outside of the box so you dont disturb her? it really depends on the hen. i have a silkie that i moved to a brooder with her eggs and she stayed. i wouldnt use straw under the eggs her body may not cover them if some is in the way.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG]and welcome to BYC!

    I doubt it will have anything to do with the eggs not hatching. If anything, the hay and cardboard should help hold in the heat.

    Good luck with your broody and her eggs!
     
  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    you guys use straw in your nests? i thought you couldnt because of mold? i always stuck to the pine shavings because thats what i thought.[​IMG]
     
  7. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    @granny hatchet Yes, it's just a preference. : )

    HS Pye
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]




    Sounds like your hen is doing just fine [​IMG]
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your hatch.
     

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