2 Broody Seramas, 1 nest box

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ginmary, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Ginmary

    Ginmary Songster

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    B44D14CF-A0A9-4E53-BCA2-5356F619D915.jpeg kiki went broody first so I put some eggs (about 6) under her . Sister Dumpling went in every day and laid her egg there which I collected since the others were marked. About a week in, Dumpling went in and never came out. They have been in there ever since taking turns leaving to eat. Candling has narrowed the number down to 3 eggs but one is most likely no good. The other 2 look really good. The chicks are moving in the eggs and should be really close to hatch time.
    I moved the nest box into a large plastic tote box so it can be covered and safe from daddy. They have food & water in there. So we will see if the sisters can handle sharing the chicks. I’ve read both good and bad stories but the good ones all start with hens that are very close which these two are.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

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    Let us know how things are after they hatch.....
    WISHING YOU BEST............................ :highfive:
     
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  3. Ginmary

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    Will do
    Thanks
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Can the mommies still get out to eatdrinkpoop?
    Will they all have room to move around in tote after chicks are hatched?
     
  5. Ginmary

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    It's large enough for now but I will have to figure something else out. The box is about 3' long. If I knew that Keanu wouldn't hurt the chicks, I would leave the top open for the moms to go in and out.
     
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  6. Compost King

    Compost King Crowing

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    I love the economical nesting box
     
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  7. Ginmary

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    It's from that famous poultry supply store: Costco! Not only is it free but you can dispose of it after use and then they give you more! They also come in different sizes and colors to match your decor. I also thought it was appropriate since it was Half n Half and there are two hens in there each having half! OK I'm getting carried away....not enough sleep...
     
  8. Ginmary

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    One of the 2 eggs hatched over night. No pip or progress on the 2nd. I hope it is ok. Otherwise we’ll have 1 chick with 2 mommies! Talk about spoiled!

    I hope they don’t fight over it.
     
  9. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted To Birds

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    Congratulations on the chick! :celebrate

    Pretty girls, btw :love

    I also love how the box they’re sitting in says “half & half” on it :love
     
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  10. Ginmary

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    Thanks!

    It’s back to work today and then they will be alone till Wednesday nite. I was so hoping that both eggs would have been done before we left. No hope for that now since there’s not even a pip yet on the remaining egg. There’s not even any peeping like with the other which was peeping hours before it even pipped.
     

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