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9 day eggs showing moving chicks when candled need tips when they pop out

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kim t, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Kim t

    Kim t In the Brooder

    Hi, I am new here. I have 3 adult chickens. A Suffolk who became broody and a friend gave me 5 eggs for her to sit on. It is nine days and I am seeing veins and moving little chooks in 4 o 5 eggs, one is a green egg which is dark to candle through.
    I have never raised chickens so any advice will be appreciated.
    I also have an Iza Brown and an Australorpe adults in a large pen with a tin shed where nesting boxes and roosts are. They are friendly and follow me around. Unfortunately the Suffolk is not so attached to me but is a bit better since brooding.

    I have the Suffolk in a dog kennel cage in the shed sitting on the eggs in a small box with sugarcane mulch under them. There is a small bowl of water and a bit of food in the cage and I have the cage partially covered with a towel. She comes out twice a day to walk around, scratch and eat and returns after 5 mins to sit on her eggs again.
    I have been keeping her and the eggs separated from the other chooks and also to keep visiting mice and a Diamond Python snake who visits my pen and occasionally eats the mice and steals eggs away from them.

    I have a larger cage I can put the chickens in when they hatch.
    Should I keep the hen in with them. Any suggestions on food.
    I am on the south coast of NSW Australia...Tapitallee and it is springtime here. 12 degree nights and 18-20 daytime. Wedge-tail Eagles and Grey Goshawks are a problem for free ranging so my girls only get outside the large pen when I am home to watch them.

  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi and welcome to BYC! If you post over at Incubating and Hatching Eggs, folks there should be able to help you out. Best of luck with the hatch and thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Kim t, and :welcome. Happy you joined our community! Best of luck with your hatching! :jumpy
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome & G'day to BYC, I'm afraid I didn't get farther along in your intro after I read about the diamond python that visits [​IMG][​IMG].

    I know Aussies are a "plucky" bunch, I am not. You may also like to post on "Australia, six states and one funny little island."

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