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100% hatch from broody!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginasmarans, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I knew her day was getting close,but I did not know the exact date(I forgot to mark them). Yesterday afternoon I went to check her and little heads popped out from under her. I needed to move her to a different pen,so I lifted her up to see how she was doing and there were no more eggs,just shells! I have 9 cutie pie marans chicks. This hen is a mixed marans hen. These girls have been broody troopers. I have had 4 purebreeds to go broody this year and 1 mixed marans,plus I have a mixed manrans going broody. My white leghorn hen is due to begin hatching her eggs tomorrow. Whew! I need more pens.
     

  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    Congrats!
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    That is great! I hope my broody has a good hatch this week, i'm nervous because of the heat.
     
  4. congrats. My broody call duck hen just hatched 8 out of 8 of her eggs, about 2 weeks ago.
     
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

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    It is amazing how mother nature is so much better at incubation and hatching than we are! [​IMG] We buy all the tools of the trade to try to beat her and still fail. [​IMG] In fact we dont even compare. [​IMG] I just noticed the first pip on 17 Dominique eggs in my bator.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2008
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    congratulations on the babies! awwww
     
  7. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    I know around here sara the hens job is to air condition the eggs not keep them warm its burining AHHHHHH
     

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