Sort by reaction score Thread starter poultry bro; Start date Oct 18, 2015 ••• More options Who Replied? Incubating and hatching eggs is one of the most enjoyable (and addictive) aspects of chicken keeping. Some hatches can last up to 4 or 5 days though. Hatching eggs naturally is simply using a hen in the motherly way to incubate the eggs until they hatch and then look after the chicks. Premium Feather Member. If you have a decent broody, it’s waaay easier than using an incubator. Hatching Eggs Naturally From time to time one or more of your hens may go broody (most likely during the spring and summer months). You may wish to take advantage of their broodiness and put some fertilized eggs under them to hatch out naturally (the broody hen does not have to be the natural mother, so you can buy some ready to hatch eggs if you do not have a rooster yourself). hatching duck eggs naturally. Thread starter #1 poultry bro Chirping. The maternal instinct is strong with chickens, more so in some breeds than others. Asaria1 said: Hello all. Mating Chickens: What You Need to Know. The biggest benefit of hatching chicken eggs naturally (in my opinion) is that you can, if you want to, leave everything up to the hen. Today is day 17 that my hen has been sitting on her clutch of 5 eggs. No, but they are usually all done with 24-48 hours of the first pipping. Sort by reaction score ... A chicken will always remember the egg. It takes the same amount of time to hatch eggs naturally as it does in an artificial incubator. Project Manager. Nothing beats watching those little ones fight their way out of the eggs, after the 3 weeks of fretting and fussing and watching the incubator, wondering what is going on in there. It will vary by species – chickens are 21 days; ducks 28 days; turkeys about 28 days; guineas 28 days and geese 30 days. How Long Does it Take For an Egg to Hatch? Oct 4, 2014 134 5 61. Hatching eggs naturally ADVICE please. Regardless of which option you chose, we will be discussing everything from mating chickens, incubating eggs, hatching, and rearing the brand new chicks. Her sister decided to go broody today, and i do not have any more fertilized eggs, so i gave … Do All The Eggs Hatch At Once? FAQs about Hatching Chicken Eggs. It can be hard to resist visiting the nest to candle the eggs or check that none have been soiled or damaged, but it is probably fair to say that even without that additional help she is likely quite capable of successfully hatching out some chicks. If you want to know the perfect time when you can let the rooster and chicken be by themselves, then like all female animals, a chicken hen is ready when it’s ovulating. An Egg Has Exploded, What Do I Do? By “naturally” I assume you mean allowing a broody hen to incubate chicken eggs, as opposed to an incubator. Oct 18, 2015. 5 Years. 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