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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

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    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

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

    Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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