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Old 03-03-2017, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
What if you continued stealing the eggs, but then put them under another bird, or in an incubator?
You can get (almost) one egg per day. Some breeds are optimized for laying eggs - Rhode Island Reds, for example. But a hen can't keep up that rate for very long. If you are interested in Chickens as pets, it's nice to give them a break.

As for fertility, I had very good luck. I made an incubator for a friend's Montessori class, and had an 80%+ hatch rate.