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post #11 of 19
Well 5 babies hatched. One is still in the egg but I think it's gone. I lost a baby yesterday during hatch when I intervened too much. sad.png Dumb move, I got nervous but I shouldn't have tried to help. A few days prior to hatch, one of the eggs was kicked out and was cold.
When I opened it, the baby gone but was developed so I'm not sure why momma kicked it out. So out of the 8 that developed, I have 5 babies. I'm pretty happy with this outcome for my first broody momma.
Traded the city life for the country with the hubby and our little girl. Tesla dog and our kitties; Milkie, Fred, Carlos, and Edward. Our ever growing flock: GLW, Easter Eggers, Isa Browns, White Leghorns, a Sebright, BCM roo and hens, Austrolorps, Aurcauna rumpless roos, Barred Rocks, Turkeys, Guineas, and the angora bunnies; Chocolate and Wolfe.
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Traded the city life for the country with the hubby and our little girl. Tesla dog and our kitties; Milkie, Fred, Carlos, and Edward. Our ever growing flock: GLW, Easter Eggers, Isa Browns, White Leghorns, a Sebright, BCM roo and hens, Austrolorps, Aurcauna rumpless roos, Barred Rocks, Turkeys, Guineas, and the angora bunnies; Chocolate and Wolfe.
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post #12 of 19
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Well 5 babies hatched. One is still in the egg but I think it's gone. I lost a baby yesterday during hatch when I intervened too much. sad.png Dumb move, I got nervous but I shouldn't have tried to help. A few days prior to hatch, one of the eggs was kicked out and was cold.
When I opened it, the baby gone but was developed so I'm not sure why momma kicked it out. So out of the 8 that developed, I have 5 babies. I'm pretty happy with this outcome for my first broody momma.

Congratulations, that is awesome news!:weeeThey are so sweet with mama! Good job. Sorry about the ones that didnt make it.:hit

 

My co broodys hatched 1 egg each today! First hatch ever for me. We will see how the rest do tomorrow. 

Marie:celebrate 

post #13 of 19
How'd your hatch go?
Traded the city life for the country with the hubby and our little girl. Tesla dog and our kitties; Milkie, Fred, Carlos, and Edward. Our ever growing flock: GLW, Easter Eggers, Isa Browns, White Leghorns, a Sebright, BCM roo and hens, Austrolorps, Aurcauna rumpless roos, Barred Rocks, Turkeys, Guineas, and the angora bunnies; Chocolate and Wolfe.
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Traded the city life for the country with the hubby and our little girl. Tesla dog and our kitties; Milkie, Fred, Carlos, and Edward. Our ever growing flock: GLW, Easter Eggers, Isa Browns, White Leghorns, a Sebright, BCM roo and hens, Austrolorps, Aurcauna rumpless roos, Barred Rocks, Turkeys, Guineas, and the angora bunnies; Chocolate and Wolfe.
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post #14 of 19
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How'd your hatch go?

Hello there,

 

Well each broody hatched 1 each so far. They are still sitting on the rest of the eggs. I didnt add all the eggs at once so I am going to give it a few more days to see what happens. I could candle them but I am scared I wouldnt know what to look for. Here is a picture of each.

post #15 of 19
Cute!
Traded the city life for the country with the hubby and our little girl. Tesla dog and our kitties; Milkie, Fred, Carlos, and Edward. Our ever growing flock: GLW, Easter Eggers, Isa Browns, White Leghorns, a Sebright, BCM roo and hens, Austrolorps, Aurcauna rumpless roos, Barred Rocks, Turkeys, Guineas, and the angora bunnies; Chocolate and Wolfe.
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Traded the city life for the country with the hubby and our little girl. Tesla dog and our kitties; Milkie, Fred, Carlos, and Edward. Our ever growing flock: GLW, Easter Eggers, Isa Browns, White Leghorns, a Sebright, BCM roo and hens, Austrolorps, Aurcauna rumpless roos, Barred Rocks, Turkeys, Guineas, and the angora bunnies; Chocolate and Wolfe.
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post #16 of 19
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Cute!

Thanks,

They ended up hatching 4 babies, one pullet and THREE cockerels. :ep

I am going to have to re-home them soon as they are crowing already!

My Jersey Giant Penny is broody again and she is down to 2 eggs out of 5. Both eggs have external pips! If they dont make it I will know she must be doing something to them because I have found too many developed chicks dead beside her. She is a great mom with chicks adopted. But none of her eggs  have made it out alive so far. 

I just had a blue cochin hatch 1 chick out of 7. I think she smothered one and I dont know what happened to the rest as they got cracked somehow. She was separated from the rest of the chickens as Penny is also now. I sure hope these hens are not killing the chicks. I read that they sometimes do. 

 

I also have 2 more broodys, they are bantams so I will see how they do. I would also hate to think that something is coming into the coop and cracking them like a rat or squirrel. We have had a problem with both but since I have been putting poison out for the rats I havent seen any for a while. The squirrels I see all the time and really hate them now. We also had to kill a rattle snake last night, it was right next to the dog run. Last year 2 rattlers got into the dog run and killed one of my Yorkies.:hit" Love you Abby" So we have more than our share of predators around here. 

How are you doing?

Marie

post #17 of 19
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Cute!

I am so mad. I just went to check on Penny and I found a perfectly formed chick dead by her. Now I know she is killing them. I took out the other one that is chirping in the shell and gave it to my other polish broody. Her eggs are due soon so I hope she will be ok with it. I dont have a bator so I dont know what else to do.

post #18 of 19
Question! ! Tomorrow is day 21.. I just went to check on mama today and flies everywhere. . I believe there may be a broken egg underneath her. . Too scared to move her son u read in here before not to touch mom and eggs after day 17.. what do I do? ?? First timer here sad.png
post #19 of 19
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Question! ! Tomorrow is day 21.. I just went to check on mama today and flies everywhere. . I believe there may be a broken egg underneath her. . Too scared to move her son u read in here before not to touch mom and eggs after day 17.. what do I do? ?? First timer here sad.png


I would go ahead and move her and clean up the broken egg if there is one. Sometimes you just have to. I wouldnt stress too much about it. If you do it carefully they will be ok.

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