incubator - broody?

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incubator - broody?

Post by crazypianolady » 14 Feb 2009, 10:51

If eggs are started off in an incubator, and then a hen goes broody, is it possible to move the eggs out of the incubator and under the hen?

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Re: incubator - broody?

Post by CP » 14 Feb 2009, 11:25

Short answer is - yes! :grin:

We've done this on several occasions. Sometimes placing them under a broody about 1/2 way through incubation, sometimes doing it just as they're about to hatch & we've also introduced newly hatched chicks to a broody hen.

You'd have to be reasonably sure of your hen sitting tight but keep the incubator fired up for a while in case of failure. ;)
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