Where Do You Stand With Incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Angry Hen, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. I support broody and broody hens only.

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  2. I support electric incubation only.

    7.0%
  3. (I will write below what I support.)

    63.2%
  1. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Everybody,

    I have been thinking (uh oh, hide! I am thinking!)...
    Me, myself prefers broody hens to hatch eggs. Incubation has two types, natural (broody) or electric. I have nothing *nothing at all* against electric incubators. In fact, I have electric incubated!

    But here are some simple reasons why I have supported broody hens...

    *If the power runs out, you will have warm eggs...Unless the hen runs out...
    Ha ha. The pullets born under a hen...In my mind... Have more broody instincts.

    (Yes, I have had incubated broody hens... But I notice a differences.)
    It is purely amazing to watch a mother hen and her chicks.

    A broody hen will protect the baby more than a light bulb.*

    So, etc. like I said, I have nothing against electric incubation,
    I just prefer broody hens.

    I do not know if this is even God knows possible, but in twenty years if hatcheries and egg factories all incubate eggs, hens might no longer have a broody mother instinct.

    I am creating this topic to see what you all think.
    What do you prefer and why? What do you support or like?

    Do you agree with me? Thank you for viewing,
    if you visit, please vote on the poll.

    Thank you,
    The Angry Hen
     
  2. Top Rooster

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    I hope they don't get rid of broody breeds
     
  3. BantyChooks

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    I prefer incubators, but I'm not against broody hens. Hatching them in an incubator will not remove broody tendencies, but breeding for higher egg production will.
     
  4. The Angry Hen

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    Hello,

    Yes, I agree!

    I really hope they try to influence it,
    in the non-broody breeds too.

    -K
     
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  5. BantyChooks

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    Try to influence what? Broody tendencies?
     
  6. The Angry Hen

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    Hello,

    Yeah...
    Some people focus too much of breeding to SOP and,
    when they focus too much on the egg layers...

    They forget about broody breeds.

    -K
     
  7. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Try to help bring back the "old fashion broody hens".
    And, the rare breeds are rare for a reason. Am I right?

    Some how they didn't breed on. Right?

    Those are my beliefs.
    -The Angry Hen
     
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  8. BantyChooks

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    My reasoning for incubators vs broodies....

    I use an incubator for many reasons. First, is that the chicks hatched out can be monitored and handled more easily when brooder raised. Second, I enjoy incubating. Third, if I let a hen brood, that's a months' worth of eggs I don't get. Fourth, it is detrimental to their health to set.

    I still let a few of my hens hatch broods, but I don't let them all jump on the broody bandwagon.
     
  9. The Angry Hen

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    Okay, good choice.

    I think one of the reasons I like broody more than incubators is:
    If you have the fancy rotating incubators...

    Will the babies hatch and rotate?
    Correct me if I am wrong.

    But your idea is perfectly fine!
    -The Angry Hen
     
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    I would be very sad if BOs went extinct or very rare
     

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