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Will broodies reject eggs of a new color?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrs. Mucket, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    One of my best broodies is setting and I'd like to give her some eggs of a different color. She has hatched typical 'barnyard brown' and green eggs before. The new ones would be dark 'chocolate' eggs. Would she be likely to reject such dark eggs? I'm not sure how well chickens see color.
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    A broody chicken will hatch any eggs she has under her.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2015
  3. Hatching

    Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2014
    Mine set on blue and pink golf balls, I don't think color is the issue, as long as it's remotely egg shaped they won't reject them

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