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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mshaeffer65, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Mshaeffer65

    Mshaeffer65 New Egg

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    Hey All,

    We found out last summer that one of our Buffs does indeed get broody, and we want more chickens this year. My wife works with a woman who has both Roosters and Hens, so all of the eggs that she collects are already fertilized. Our plan was to grab fertilized eggs from her as soon as Frankie gets broody again this spring/summer. We have our smaller starter coop ready to go when this all goes does down so we can move Frankie and her eggs to that location.

    So, I guess I was just looking for some advice for the process that eventually happen this year.

    Thanks
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you can convince her to go broody in a movable nest box, it will be easier to move the whole set up into the 'starter coop'. Good luck. Broody hens raising chicks is great fun. Understand that you will have cockerels to deal with.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  4. Mshaeffer65

    Mshaeffer65 New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice!!!
     

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