Storing eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bantamkelley, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. bantamkelley

    bantamkelley Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive read that you must store eggs before you guve them back to the broody hen. Is this true?
     
  2. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but I don't. I have 4 chicks out in the grow out pen that I gave to the broody's from that days eggs.
     
  3. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No you can let the eggs collect in the nest. I had two hens I wanted to set last summer, so I stopped taking their eggs. I decided nine eggs would be a good number for them to sit and removed the oldest eggs, as the new ones were laid. The hen entering and leaving the nest will keep the eggs turned, and the embryos exercised. One girl hatched eight chicks, and the other seven.
     

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