This is my first setting of eggs this year. There are Dutch eggs, Bantam Faverolle, and eggs from my pet mutts.The tiny eggs are the Dutch Bantams. They are actually white with some light cream colored ones, but the camera made them all brown. That the the setting tray for my King Suro 20. I rearranged the eggs to get one more in there for a total of 36.
I started these yesterday, but I have the bator running half a degree high to hatch a day early. I will move a few eggs to a standard sized broody a few days before they are due so that they hatch under the hen. I have ordered some chicks from Shook Poultry. They are about 40 miles down I-40 from me, so I can go pick the chicks up on April 14th. I am only keeping about 5 of the chicks and those will be going to the prepared broody hen. As long as a chick hatches under her the adoption process goes simply. I just remove the bantam chicks and put in the standard ones. The bantams will go to a bantam broody or 2 that I have around that will also have some of the bator eggs to hatch out themselves. Spring has Sprung and I have 7 hens that are fully broody and countless others that are heading that way.
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