Surrogate Hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fishandchix1, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. fishandchix1

    fishandchix1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been thinking about buying hatching eggs but I don't have an incubator. I was wondering if I could stick them underneath one of my laying hens and they would hatch them? I am new at raising chickens and I was just wondering. Or should I just buy an incubator. Which one is easier? Thanks for the information
     
  2. Samjoe

    Samjoe Out Of The Brooder

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    You certainly can,but the hen must be broody. In other words some hens occasionally have the hormone change and and natural inclination to "set". Read up on broody hen.
     

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