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September 19, 2012



ohhhhhh how exciting!!!

Raewyn A

OK maybe this is a dumb question but how can the eggs eventually hatch once they have gone cold? Well I presume they got cold after being in the shipping box?


Except you don't want those babies to be roosters like some of the photos aye ;-). My broody is sitting on seven orpy eggs - been there two days, so will be due about the same time as your lot.


Rae, the eggs dont start developing until they 'set'. In nature a mother hen will lay an egg a day in the same spot but will get up off the nest each time until she feels like there are enough for her to sit on. When she does the eggs 'set' and the chicks start to develop. Its 21 days from setting til the chicks come. I knew none of this til we started hatching too!
(Answering for T because she is on the road LOL)


how exciting. I love chooks, unfortunately I only have ornamental ones

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