Originally Posted by Pensmaster
HELP my hens have come down with a contagious case of broodiness. 4 and counting. So I'm officially in on the April Hal. Approximately 40 eggs.@Sally Sunshine
WOW! Exciting. I hope we catch a case of broodiness at out house next year.
Originally Posted by weegarden
I'm hoping for a couple more babies at school this morning! There are three eggs that I'm hoping to see hatched or well on their way! One is a silkie and two are Rocks. I also have a back up incubator with a couple of eggs, just in case we had problems with these (don't want to let down my first-graders,) so I should have 4 more hatching tomorrow too. The kids will love that, because they didn't even realize that those would be hatching. I snuck them in from home, when I saw that my hatch was going slower than expected. Peeps and Mikey need some friends.
Can't wait to hear about it! I can only imagine the looks on those kids faces. So special.
Originally Posted by hesklj2008
Not sure if I am posting right but as we speak I am on day 22 of my first hatch in a homemade incubator-and we have our first pip and chirping this morning! I feel like an anxious mother.
That being said, these forums and this site in general have saved me-been so much help along the way
Originally Posted by Cynthia12
Oh my goodness...posts..I see a lot of posts! I can't keep up here.
I did have 4 babies hatch. Those bad air cell ones. Had to assist. When I had waited long enough, and found that the first two I checked were DIS..I started opening others. Only got 2 little ones. :/ But, I think, one is a girl. These little bantam cochins have ridiculous feathers on those feets!
Sorry for your lose. Congrats on your new babies. I can't keep up with the posts either.
Originally Posted by jrc85
Here is her on the nest and she starts hissing and all if you get near the dog house
Well she used to free range so she is used to defending herself but when they were given to me I penned them up cause dogs had already killed her mother and sibling
She is keeping those babies safe and warm. Best of luck to her and her hatchlings. Sounds like you have given her a great home.