your lucky i wish we had a broody
its easier with a broody rather than to have
to check temperatures and humidity
i would be so happy if i had some
broody chickens my best luck in
hatching last year was with a broody
chicken i have never been able to
hatch anything with an incubator
a couple of friends let me borrow
an incubator tried different ones
but never was able to hatch any chicks
at what age have your wheaten and
blue wheaten gone broody our is
a year old but has not gone broody
or my splash and black ameraucana
have not gone broody either they
being laying alot of eggs
Originally Posted by Mahonri
Well, I put 4 chicks under each broody at sunset and in the am there was only one chick under the broody in the coop... she had been on the nest for just about 2 weeks. 2 were on the floor shivering and one had found it's way out of the coop into the real cold but was fine. So I took the four of them and put them with the other four under the other broody, (the one that rejected the Easter chicks) and she took to them all like a wonderful mama.
I put the other broody into the juvie pen to break her. She got on a nest in there for a while but it hit 104 today and she gave it up and stands around the waterers like the rest in that pen. The Easter chicks are all panting.
I turned on the AC again in the main coop. Got 7 eggs PLUS my black sumatra hatched on Dec. 10th laid her first little boof egg today... that or the Icelandic laid a boof egg.
It's just too dang hot for April. We tied a record high from 1989 with the 103 yesterday and it's an outright record with 104 today.
I hope I don't have dead chickens. They all have COLD water in the grow out pens.... the ones with the AC in the coop are surviving.
Edited by turkeybreeder - 4/22/12 at 7:34pm