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post #21 of 27
So great! Love seeing natural broody hatching! Congrats on your new fluff balls! That's not too bad of a hatch rate. We got 5 out of 12 to hatch- one we accidentally broke on day 1 and one completely disappeared about halfway through no idea what happened to it. I don't think the others were fertile after candling all I could see was the yolk.

Have fun and enjoy! Ours are almost a month old now. I love watching them outside following mama
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 one we accidentally broke on day 1 and one completely disappeared about halfway through no idea what happened to it. I don't think the others were fertile after candling all I could see was the yolk.
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Same thing happened to us. We found one broken and one just completely disappeared. Think mama might have eaten it. No shell, nothing left.  Very odd. 

Lucky 13 on the nest now. Our Broody mama is never off the nest!

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Same thing happened to us. We found one broken and one just completely disappeared. Think mama might have eaten it. No shell, nothing left.  Very odd. 


Lucky 13 on the nest now. Our Broody mama is never off the nest!

So weird! We did keep ours in the nesting box so other chickens were around who could have taken it but there was no sign of it or shell anywhere. Of course I do keep finding random eggs in the middle of the yard so maybe one of them took it and hid it somewhere lol
post #24 of 27
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Same thing here, we have other ladies in and out of the coop. But we never find eggs anywhere but in the nest boxes. 

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One week down ... two to go! I haven't seen her off the nest. I bring her water because it has been so hot here. This morning I gave her the tops of two strawberries. If she's hungry I'm sure she'll go eat! 

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post #26 of 27
Thankyou so much! I too had a Black Austlorp go broody. I'm so excited about it! She's been broody for a week or so. At first we took the eggs from her but she kept going back to the box so we let her sit. After so many days of being brood a hen stops laying eggs I didn't know this had happened all ready and was kind of sad when she wasn't sitting on any eggs so I snuck done Buff Orpington eggs, White Leghorn eggs, and Rode Islad Red eggs mixed with Olive Egger roo may not be the prettiest but they will by my first chicks hatching in my own. Day one today!!
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Keep us posted!

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