Originally Posted by roxysmydog
They ended up hatching 4 babies, one pullet and THREE cockerels.
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." Love you Abby" So we have more than our share of predators around here.
How are you doing?