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Congrats! You don't need to take a picture of the eggs under the broody - no need to disturb her. Just say how many eggs you set under her and how many you set in your bator.So I think I may have a broody hen. She has been sitting in her nest for 2 days straight and hasnt budged. If she stays at it I will set eggs under her for the hatchalong as well as in the incubator. How will that work for the hatch along? Do they count as 2 different sets or both together as a whole and how do I post a pic of the eggs being set under her just i guess after I place them under her take a pic before she sits back down? It probably doesnt really matter lol. Ive never had a broody before so this will be fun She is a new hen still in quatentine she was supposed to go with the main flock this sun her 30 days of quarentine are almost up but I can keep her where she is in the garage. If she really is broody I may ask lots of questions so bare with me lol.
Happy Birthday!Today I got my first incubator (its my birthday)! So excited to start hatching eggs. I have it all setup and getting it to the right temperature. I have all my ducky eggs collected up and ready to go in (except for the ones I will get tomorrow). Can't wait to set my first set of eggs tomorrow at noon!
Congrats! I'm hoping for a broody soon.yay!! my cuckoo maran is BROODY!!!i wil lhave two batches going on for the hatch along, one in my brinsea and one under Miss cuckoo. She will feel a little cuckoo once shes caring for all her chicks!
Not familiar with that bator, but I'd set them.Haaaalp!! I need to set my eggs very soon, and I'd like to do so tonight, but the only thermometer I have for my incubator is the little one that came with it (I have a Farm Innovators - one of the cheap ones from the feed store that's styrofoam with no turner) I have a better thermometer-hygrometer ordered, but I have no idea when it will get here. Do you think I'd be okay to set the eggs and get them started? I really don't want to mess up this clutch. But the longer I wait to set these eggs, the older they'll get. The oldest egg is already 9 days.
And on a different note: lericson, Happy Birthday!
The little ones that come with the bator are not accurate. I tell you this from personal experience and having a bad hatch. Get an accurate thermometer, like the Spot Check.Thank you, all! Perhaps I will experiment with the thermometer tonight and early tomorrow morning before setting eggs, then. I think we have a medical therm. that I can use to help calibrate the extra little one that came with the bator.
Since I have a broody I am going to see if she will hold out till the 10th, but she's a newbie at being broody so she might quit soon if she doesnt think its for her.
Give her 3-4 fake eggs, that will keep her content until you are ready to give her eggs.