Straight out of the fridge and under Hen

CalgaryFarmer

Songster
5 Years
Oct 13, 2014
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One of my RIR hens had been playing broody for quite a while, but was never fully committed. She had been sitting on a bunch of fake eggs.

Then she became committed. I literally grabbed some eggs out of the fridge and put them under her and removed the fake eggs.

I candled the eggs and it seems 5 out of the 6 are viable.

One question I have is it was probably 3 days after she was fully committed that I did the switch. Is there a risk she may quit 3 days before they are to hatch?
 

SunHwaKwon

Crowing
Jul 19, 2015
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North Central Florida
I collect them for 7-10 days before putting them in the incubator. I don't refrigerate them, just put them in a carton with one end propped up and switch which end is propped a few times a day.
 

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