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Removing Eggs from a Broody hen to put into incubator...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Honeybchickie, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Honeybchickie

    Honeybchickie Just Hatched

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    I had a hen die that had been brooding on eggs for 1-2 weeks. I put them into the incubator within 24 hours. What's the likelihood they will hatch?

    I also had a broody hen, who has been sitting for a while on some eggs, I then discovered that other hens were laying on her clutch of eggs so she had like 25 eggs underneath her. I tried to take out the newly laid and newly developing ones and let her keep all the older ones (after I candled them). I put the ones I removed into the incubator, as well. Thought on this process...
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should still hatch ok as long as they weren't handled too roughly, or got too cool. I'm sure you know this but the hatch should still be ok.
     
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  3. Honeybchickie

    Honeybchickie Just Hatched

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    That's what I was hoping to hear. I haven't attempting this before and was just curious. Thanks! ;) I'll let you know what happens!
     

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