Originally Posted by Cynthia12
Awwww! Double AWWW!
They are SOOOOOOOOO cute. Unlike the Orpingtons, these I'll be able to tell apart easily.
So- do I risk more than one baby by putting her in with the broody hen when I take away the dud eggs tonight? I cracked open 3 more tonight and they were all infertile. The reason I'm being so careful with this hen is that the last broody hen I had, I didn't let set on eggs and she became egg-bound, hemorrhaged out and died. I have only 5 hens now and I don't want to lose one this way... they're older but I want this girl to have her babies...even if they're not her's from birth. She's at day 14 if the eggs were fertile but she's been sitting at least 21 days. She's weak, She needs to have babies, but all the hatchery had today were black chicks- when I tried one in with her this afternoon she pecked at it like she would kill it. Tonight in the dark is another story...But should I put them all in there or only one sacrifice?