Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator

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Re: Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2010, 22:09 »
Ah lukeasmum, never mind, do you not know anyone with a few fertile eggs?
Although i would give her a few days/weeks if you do decide to put some under her, i might be wrong in saying that, but sure grannie or joyfull will advise if i am wrong, as they have a lot of experience in hatching under broodies, this is my first year.
Dont count ya chickens till they hatch!!!!!

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Re: Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2010, 06:16 »
I think I read somewhere that she should be caged alone for 2 weeks (Sin Bin?) or she will just stay broody.

But I am a Newbie so best wait for some-one else.

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Re: Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2010, 06:35 »
Lukasmum, if she has already been sitting for 3 weeks I'b be reluctant to let her sit for another 3 as she may get debilitated though lack of food and exercise.

It would probably be best to de-broody her by putting her in a crate with no nesting material for a few days to break the broodiness.

Sorry your eggs were infertile :(

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Re: Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2010, 07:54 »
anyone need a sack of chick crumb?

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Re: Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2010, 08:18 »
do you know anybody with a couple of very young chicks - day olds or a couple of days old? she may take to those. Dizzy Lizzie did this very successfully.
To break a broody I put mine in a cage for 2 days and 1 night - this breaks them every time for me - not 2 weeks  :lol:
I also agree with Casey if she has been broody for 3 weeks then let her recover before seeing if she goes broody other wise she will be on reduced nourishment for 6 weeks which could be seriously bad for her health.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2010, 08:53 »
Lol ladies - just goes to show - don't listen to everything you hear  ::) not that I wouldn't have checked here first if the need arose.

Was watching 'Poultry at Home' with Victoria Roberts I think, when I heard 'Do not be tempted to let her out before 2 weeks'.  Did seem rather a long time.

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Re: Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2010, 09:52 »
I don't know  of anyone with very young chicks so unless someone here knows of a fresh
hatching in Bedfordshire, I think I will have to cage them for 2 days as Joyfull suggests.
lol all that expectation!

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Re: Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2010, 22:03 »
ok - call me mad (my OH certainly did!), but I finished work at 19.30 this evening and drove up to Northampton. Have collected 7 eggs out of an incubator, due to pip tomorrow and the day after.

Silkie and Pekin seem quite happy having eggs back under them

Fingers, toes and eyes crossed that at least one each hatches :lol:

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Re: Replacing infertile eggs in the Incubator
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2010, 06:26 »
Fantastic idea.  Well done you.



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