What do hens do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Swamp Roo, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just out of curiosity, do hens quit turning eggs toward the end of the incubation cycle?

    Swamp
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I do not know the answer to that question.

    Perhaps she can feel them rocking and rolling or hear them pipping and lets them be.
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, as the eggs near hatch time the hens stop turning the eggs.
     
  4. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that surprises me, I figured we where just complicating things (human nature) . Not that I was about to mess with a system that works so well. Like I said, just curious.

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