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2015 broodies!!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by chicken farmer, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a hatch-a-long for broody hens in 2015,gotta broody hen? Post pictures,description,and what ever else you want on them. Rather it's a quail,pheasant,chicken,duck,goose,guinea,turkey,peacock,pigeon,swan,or whatever hen you may have wanting to hatch some eggs post her/them on here sitting,raising,and have fun!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Bushmansbliss

    Bushmansbliss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Theres over a foot of snow on the ground here and its been well below freezing, I set 14 eggs figuring that some would be duds. ~1/2 didn't start to develop. I need to candle again to see how many are set to hatch on Saturday. Shes sitting on a mix of Pakistani Asil eggs.
     
  3. Bushmansbliss

    Bushmansbliss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 14 eggs under her also, ~1/2 started developing same as the above hen. She is sitting on Pakistani Asil eggs too. Set to hatch net week sometime. Hopefully I will have chick pics to share soon.
     
  4. Bushmansbliss

    Bushmansbliss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her sisters must have liked her broody box also. I didn't realize they were laying in there until I went out to take this picture a few minutes ago.
     
  5. paris_r

    paris_r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 broody silkies in 4 nesting boxes, sitting on a combo of d'uccle, silkie and malay eggs
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    first set of eggs to hatch in the next few days, but man do they feel light! i think i will spray under the hen with a water bottle.
     
  6. Bushmansbliss

    Bushmansbliss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "first set of eggs to hatch in the next few days, but man do they feel light! i think i will spray under the hen with a water bottle."

    Can you please explain why you'd spray under her with a water bottle. I've never heard of this before. Is it to help with humidity?
     
  7. paris_r

    paris_r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, just like you boost humidity in the incubator-especially if your eggs air pockets are too large. if they are too dry i will probably have to help them all out. part of the issue is the 5 hens keep rotating nests, so the experienced hens are not always taking care of the same eggs. what i can do instead is spray momma and have her help distribute the moisture.
     
  8. eggorthechicken

    eggorthechicken The Henabler

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    Here's my broody cochin. She started sitting on eggs around Groundhogs Day. I believe there were 20. I'm not sure it she will be successful as it is so cold here and supposed to get down to -17 tonight. She's pretty persistent though so never know. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. paris_r

    paris_r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cheated a bit and took the near hatching eggs and put them in the incubator and gave her some the others were sitting on. today though 2 hatched out on my birthday under the older hen on the bottom left, i had to take them away since the rest of her batch is not even pipped and i fear she may abandon the rest or another chicken will hurt them when she goes to eat.
     
  10. loveMYbirds13

    loveMYbirds13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone
    im new to this site and new to chicken and duck raising.

    i have currently raised 17 chicken/roosters and 3 ducklings.

    At the moment i have a broody hen and a duck who is laying eggs in the same nextnig box.
    today i thought that i would take hem out because i thought that the eggs were no good as its ao cold out side and thought that the chicken/duck waant sitting on the eggs.
    however iam very wrong and she has been sitting on them at night after all and after they are fertile.
    so i quickly went back down there and put them all back.
    do u think i have wrecked theis batch of eggs now because i took them out and then put them back under her?

    All advice would be great
     

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