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Will They Take It?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TommyVT05, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    Will hens take in eggs that is from the incubator on their first day of setting? Just wondering because I want to give them more eggs to sit on : )

    - Tommy
  2. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi

    all of this. I think you should make sure the hen is really broody by waiting 2 or three days, then isolate her in a pen big enough for the hen, her nest, water, food, and a bit of walking around area so she won't foul the nest. You should move her and her nest at night. If she's still broody the third day, on the third night slip some eggs under her! Best wishes!
  3. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    : )

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