4-5-12, set some more eggs today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kanga77510, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We set 11 eggs on Monday, hoping to split the eggs between two broody hens. Dusty took all the eggs and Chip was feeling left out. I just got 12 more eggs for Chip and put them under her today. We should know by the end of the month if it worked. The girls are doing wonderfully. [​IMG] I hope it works!
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they can get at each other's nest, be careful one doesn't try to steal ALL the eggs. I had that happen last year and when I tried to get them to share, the greedy one trashtalked the other away from the nest! Would not have believed it if I hadn't seen it.
    I am going out now ( after dark) to move a broody into isolation and give her a nest of eggs. She has been biting us viciously for a week when we collect eggs. Our other broody hatched 8 out of 12 today and left the nesting area so it's available! The new chicks are blue/olive eggers and we are putting a dozen of our darkest marans ( about 4's to 6's)under the new one. Wish they were darker, but we gotta go with what we have.
     

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