Temps outside for a broody...Delaying eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Ok so me and my aunt were talking. I told her about my older girl who is broody alot Hatched eggs in June and they all hatched right on day 21. I told her again in setember hatched another clutch in 21 days right on time. Again in november she set on a clutch that didnt hatch till day 26! So we got on the topic of the weather outside effecting the hatching under a broody.

    See with a incubator we can controll the temps. So if a broody is outside in colder temps could this effect the Incubation period? Could it be the possible delay in the hatchng of eggs under a broody?

    I'm sure it does for my last broody to hatch eggs on day 26. Temps outside were very cold and freezing.

    Share your thoughts please and if you have had a broody outside in colder temps and how it effected your hatches.
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    well it gets to about 40 here at night, and my broody already has 2 babies hatched. That was 3 days ago.... and she has 3 more of her own to hatch plus 3 duck eggs. SOOOO who knows how long this will take.

    She IS eating and drinking, then going back to her nest with her 2 babies... I'm thinking the weather IS prolonging it. But today its 75 almost 80 so im hoping the next few hot days will speed this up.

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