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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Quote: Congratulations!! Yay for good broody hens!! Waiting for pictures too.
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    BarnGoddess: Thanks for the info on the frizzle. Maybe there is still hope. I really want her to be a frizzle. Also congrats on the togetherness of your flock. It's so nice that they can all be together, easier on you too. Jloeffler: If you can let your kids hold the hatching eggs I...
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    You all are so sweet. Thanks for asking about the babies. All is wonderful this morning. All 8 are hatched and full of fluffy goodness! My kiddos are loving this hatch even more because we've been able to participate more. Last night I was able to use something Miss Lydia once said and I...
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Once again hatch day was early. Well, half early. Went in to change water and check food and I see 4 little eyes peeking out from under Boneless Chicken's bum. After some gentle investigation I discovered that 2 others had hatched as well. One was brand new, still wet and resting on...
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Quote: I don't know how she is still able to sit on them! Too cute Did the stork bring your babies yet? I've been gone for awhile (sick family, ugh) but I didn't see any news when I skimmed back posts.
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Wonderfully sweet pictures BarnGoddess! My favorite was also little Hannah sleeping with Momma. I very much want a frizzle. One of the eggs under my broody is supposed to be a frizzle but we'll see what happens. Speaking of that, we're waiting for babies at any time now. Tomorrow is hatch...
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Quote: Isn't it amazing to see all that movement inside the eggs? I candled my 2nd broody's eggs yesterday (day 8)h this time using a mini LED flashlight. I was shocked at what I saw compared to the other light I used last time! DD and I were just ooohing and ahhhing at the little globs...
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Quote: Isn't it amazing to see all that movement inside the eggs? I candled my 2nd broody's eggs yesterday (day 8)h this time using a mini LED flashlight. I was shocked at what I saw compared to the other light I used last time! DD and I were just ooohing and ahhhing at the little globs...
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    Who else has built the Minimal Coop?

    I have. I just finished building it about a week ago. My broody needed a separate place to go so I decided why not build that for her. Didn't cost me much at all as I already had a bunch of the lumber, roofing and screws here at the house. The blocks that I put it on were the most expensive...
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    LED's and candling

    I actually candled eggs today using both a mini LED flashlight and also a powerful makita flashlight with a toilet paper tube resting on top. I've only candled a couple of times before this always using the big flashlight. Wasn't really understanding what all the candling fuss was about...
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Quote: Congrats on the coming babies. I'm new to this too but I would say don't candle this late in the game. I wouldn't even mess with Momma now. They should be hatching anytime. If she keeps peeking under her you may already have some babies. We all love pics here....hint hint.
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Quote: Mama will keep her chicks warm as toast. Lord, I hope so! And by "in the house" I actually mean in the garage. DH would definitely Never go for in the house. Edited for brain lapse... No heat lamp for me then. Thanks again all. Sometimes I wonder why I feel the need to go all...
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Quote: Now I'm worried about my second broody. For this broody I decided not to leave her with the flock. I built her a little coop of her own and am going to work on the run today. If our temps decide to take a plummet before the chicks are fully feathered would adding a light inside the...
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    Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

    Quote: Wow, it's amazing how each broody is so different. Mine is a wuss! She seems to be doing well with the teaching, warming, loving side of things but when it comes to protecting...not so much. I finally had to just let it go today and realize that since I'm not actually a chicken and I...
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    My broody hen

    I agree about the number of chicks to give the broody. Right now I have a LF Ameraucana on 8 eggs and the poor thing is so flat. I can't imagine trying to give a little NN more than just a couple of chicks to keep warm.
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