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Offline gww

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Re: Breaking a Broody Hen
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2023, 09:39:06 am »
Mine will stay with or with out eggs and will sometimes move to the next egg laid.

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Re: Breaking a Broody Hen
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2023, 12:02:41 pm »
Solitary confinement seems to have worked.  My sister put this chicken in one of our rabbit tractors, which are empty currently, for several days, and this morning when she let her out, the hen went right to a nest box, but then she got back off of it, and she hasn't been back on it since. 
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Re: Breaking a Broody Hen
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2023, 01:20:44 pm »
Now lets hope she is laying again.  Mine are mostly starting molting and I am down to very few eggs a day.

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Re: Breaking a Broody Hen
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2023, 11:52:23 am »
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Mine are mostly starting molting and I am down to very few eggs a day.

Have several doing the same and one of the 7 month old hens decided to get broody.  Man, can she screech!  Don't know how it goes where you are by our egg laying will start dropping off a lot over the next month as the days get short.
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Re: Breaking a Broody Hen
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2024, 05:19:55 pm »
I figured this topic would be as good a place as any to ask a chicken question. It has been years since I have incubated eggs and I have completely forgotten at what temperature to set the incubator. What temperature do you set your incubator on? Thanks!

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Re: Breaking a Broody Hen
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2024, 05:33:34 pm »
I'm pretty sure our incubator is preset to 100F. 
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« Reply #26 on: Today at 06:10:47 am »
Pretty sure I always had 101 F as the target which means it varies between 100 and 102 F or so.
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