Added the chicks to the broodies PICS ADDED!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sara, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I hatched out 9 chicks in my homemade hatcher. I put them all under the two broody hens I have. Tonight I went out to check on them and the 9 had turned into 15!! Apparently the eggs under the broodies hatched today also. Some are still to be hatched. My DH is none to pleased, that bring my total chicks up to 40ish from day olds to some that are 8 weeks! I tried telling him they were replacements for my older hens, but i only have 17 laying hens [​IMG]
    Pics of the chicks and the mommas..15 are with them and 3 1/2 in the bator yet..
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2007
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Woohoo!! Congrats! Good timeing putting the chicks under momma hu?
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Yep! There was one chick under them(2 hens are sitting on one nest) when i added the chicks from the incubator.
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I'm so glad to hear it went so well and the hens have adoped the babies! Congratulations!
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    added pics [​IMG]
  6. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Thanks for the pics, Sara! What a great little family![​IMG]

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