Originally Posted by PhoredaBurds
A few weeks ago when I was shuffling broodies & eggs & chicks, I put some 'dummy eggs' under a broody to keep her broody. The 'dummy eggs' consisted of eggs that had been washed and put in the refridgerator at least 2 weeks prior and then marked with a sharpe "X". I didn't think those eggs would have any chance of development. Well, one of those eggs hatched today and it's a chamois spitz. I think it's name will have to be "Sham-wow" bc wow, washed & refridgerated, that egg sure wanted to hatch! Here's Sham-wow w it's serama friend who is 2 days older:
Congrats! That's great!
So far the spitz broody is still very determined & still on the "dummy" eggs. I'll candle them at some point & see if they are developing or not. She has food & water right by her head & I think she's hardly moved, just a little to eat/drink.
The other spitz hasn't laid any eggs, but she's in a movable quarantine pen on grass where there's no nesting boxes. I planned to add some, but so far only a small % of what I wanted to get done, actually happened. Plus, she's still probably still adjusting, since there's 1 young pullet & 1 adult rooster & several young cockerels in there with her, since it's only a temporary place for all of them.