Originally Posted by OffGridMAMA
A small price to pay for constant chicken TV right?! Lol
I have another broody.. my daughter's black bantam cochin...have lost count! I think she's #7? Hmmm.....
Unfortunately my reds are either not laying or the squirrels are eating scrambled hrir for lunch daily
Swedish flower and splash marans it is...
i had two broody silkies sitting on a batch of eggs
it started out that 1 silkie only was sitting on them
well she would sit in an empty nest part of the time (not the smartest hen arounnd)
so then my -10f allstar hatching broody stepped up to the job
i figured if she could hatch out a batch durring the coldest week of the winter that she would have no problem with the 15 eggs her sister had left
next the "quitter" is back to sitting & the same box so ok what ever
so it put both of them on day 20 in my broody hen box so the chicks don't fall out of the nest box
they hatch out the 1st 4 chicks, life is good
so i hatch out 25 more in the bator so i add them in with the pair of broodys...all looks well
i check back the next day & i see 1 buff orpington chick with no fluff on the sides of it's neck...just raw flesh :(
then i see the "quitter" start pecking & attacking another chick
i come TOTALLY UNGLUED rite then & there
no one *@$&%!'s with my chicks !!!
lets just say that the quitter hen is no longer a problem & hasn't harmed anymore chicks
my allstar broody is happy as can be , i put the remaining eggs in the hatcher & i'll put them up under here 1 by 1 as they hatch out. i'll have to get her some treats the next time we are at the store
i wish i had 10 more just like her. she doesn't lay all that well but she could hatch out a rock!
Edited by piglett - 6/11/13 at 7:40am