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Hubs and I were talking about getting an incubator at the first of the year and then well...things just got away from us.  it wasn't really a "we MUST do this" sort of thing just a "maybe we will do this" sort of deal.  LOL  And then.........

 

We had a hen go broody.

 

We gave her 8 eggs, candled them at day 10 and then moved her into a partitioned area in the coop where she could still "be" with the flock but have peace.  

 

I checked her this morning and didn't notice anything different.  I came home from work and all 8 had hatched.  They are sex linked so as of tonight we have 4 boys and 4 girls!!  ALL 8 HATCHED!!!  They are so cute!!  LOL  

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Thats great news - congratulations!

 

CT

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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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Congrats! I just got my first hatch under a broody! Had given up after aprox 23 days...went to "clean up" and found the baby under her! Not sure I'll get any more though....we'll see.
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Good luck!!!  I was VERY surprised that all 8 hatched!  I hope yours do too!  

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Hubs and I were talking about getting an incubator at the first of the year and then well...things just got away from us.  it wasn't really a "we MUST do this" sort of thing just a "maybe we will do this" sort of deal.  LOL  And then.........

 

We had a hen go broody.

 

We gave her 8 eggs, candled them at day 10 and then moved her into a partitioned area in the coop where she could still "be" with the flock but have peace.  

 

I checked her this morning and didn't notice anything different.  I came home from work and all 8 had hatched.  They are sex linked so as of tonight we have 4 boys and 4 girls!!  ALL 8 HATCHED!!!  They are so cute!!  LOL  

Aww, they are so cute!!! This is adding to my desire to try to hatch chicks again- maybe I'll let the hen do it this time, though!

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