serogant hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lucyboo, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. lucyboo

    lucyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i have 6 chickens and we have decited to hatch soom eggs! we do not have a rooster but we have a hen that think she has fertilized eggs! so we went to our friends that have a lot of chickens and roosters! my question is, how long does it take to hatch them under "mama" and can she reject them if they are a completely different? as in breed wise lol! thanks for answers and hope to hear something! [​IMG]

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  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs will hatch in about 21 days. The mom could care less about the breed of chicken, I've had hens that loved their little baby ducklings, turkeys, and Guineas, LOL! [​IMG]

    I've heard of hens that attacked their babies when they hatched, or wanted nothing to do with them. However this is rare, and I've never experienced it. Mine have all been great moms. [​IMG]

    What breed is your hen? Some breeds tend to have better maternal instincts than others.
     
  3. lucyboo

    lucyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is a barred rock and is a little older than all of the hens>

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  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She should be a good momma! [​IMG]
     
  5. lucyboo

    lucyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much!!!!!! i really appreciate it!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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