Turkey eggs arrived early! Bator not ready but broody hen? Help Now?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickfillhay, May 29, 2008.

  1. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look, my bator isn't ready for the eggs that came a couple days early. I wasn't going to start it up until tomorrow.
    I could let the eggs sit till then BUT, I do have a very broody hen sitting on a bunch-o-eggs. It is really warm and moist under there.
    Can I put them there? And if so, for how long?
     
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on how many eggs your broody already has. Will they fit under there? If you give a broody too many, she will keep rolling eggs to the outside where they can become chilled. This could endanger both sets of eggs. If she doesn't have very many and is a large hen, then you might consider it. I'd probably wait for the bator otherwise.
     

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