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What is the brooder equvialent to a "lockdown?"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gogoalie, May 28, 2011.

  1. gogoalie

    gogoalie Songster

    May 15, 2010
    I'm incubatin' in a hovabator & wonderin' what's the equvialent to a "lockdown" with a broody hen? does she not leave the nest for the last three days?

  2. hokankai

    hokankai Songster

    May 18, 2010
    SW WA
    Lockdown is only in artificial incubation. Mom knows exactly what to do and when to take a break. My hen got up and pooped/ate/drank until they started to shake inside of the eggs, and then she stayed put until they were all hatched.
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Exactly. I would however have a 'lockdown' on my part and not mess with her. [​IMG]


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