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Broody Hall Of Fame

  1. laceynoelle
    I love Broody hens, I really do. Until I buy an incubator, theyre what Im relying on to hatch chicks too, since every incubator Ive tried to make has been a Fail. (Im incubator challenged) I ordered my chicks from Ideal and got them March 17, 2010, and Ive of course added various odd chickens since then. This was their first spring, and I was hoping for a few broodies. What did I get? Like ten!! This is more for me then them, Id like to keep up with who's broody or not, and everything. :]
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    This is by far one of my best broodies. Shes a 2010 Buff cochin bantam. Mid-summer she hatched out 8 chicks, and now she's broody agian this fall on 11 eggs. Shes a great mom, her only problem is she always goes broody in the corner of my hay area.

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    This is Tansy, and 2010 BO. In late spring she hatched out 9 chicks. Good mom, but pecks people around her chicks.
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    This is a 2010 Black Australorp. She hatched out three chicks, but got in a huge fight with a RIR and destroyed the rest of her clutch and refused to raise the chicks, who got fostered to Yoshi. She might be a good mom, might not. She set well.
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    This is Yoshi!! She's a 2010 Black Shamo hen. She hatched six chicks and is fostering three more. So far she's a great mom, she's only had them for a week. She went broody late in the summer/early fall.
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    This is a 2007 California White hen. She went broody early summer, hatched out three chicks, and now she's broody agian. (late summer/fall). She's setting on seven or eight eggs since she's so small. Thats Tansy in the picture, they were fine with raising the chicks in the same brooder cage.
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    The 2010 Delaware pullet out front in this picture was the first hen to go broody. She hatched out 7 chicks in late spring.
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    My adorable 2010 Blue Quail Belgian d'Anvers hen. As hard as I try, I cant manage to keep her in the pen. Ive cut her wing, checked for holes, everything. She dissapeared in the middle of the summer and after two weeks I thought somthing must have got her. However, she came back home with two little chicks in tow.

    Not pictured (yet): A black Cochin who deserves to be here. she actually died in a dog fight, but her three chicks made it to safety. A Partridge Chantecler who hatched four chicks, and another buff cochin banty with one chick.

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