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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:39 am 
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Hi all,
I have candled some fertilised eggs under my broody hen (I have 6 eggs) and the 3 I have candled are developing at a good rate. When I was done candling them I put them under my broody hen and she tucked them in but they aren't in the middle of the nest (the 3 I didn't candle are). Then I thought, should I move/push the eggs that are good 100% to the middle of the nest to ensure that they will continue to hatch or let them be. They are still under her and getting warm but is it better for the eggs to be in the middle of the nest. What is the best spot?
Thanks :anichi


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:21 am 
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She will shuffle the eggs around many times a day. You don't need to do a thing :) The hen will make sure they all stay warm enough.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:53 am 
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If you go and look now, they will be all tucked under. Sometimes you may see an egg partially out - the hen does that if they are getting too warm - don't worry unless they are right out and can't get back.


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