Amazing mother love.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Buckie quine, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Buckie quine

    Buckie quine New Egg

    May 10, 2015
    Several weeks ago I took my two cockerels to auction as I did'nt want anymore chicks. Four days later a little hen found the three eggs laid that day and laid claim to them. I told her she was out of luck and dually marked them with a big black cross and left her to it. The customary 21 days came and went. On day 23 I was amazed to hear a chick. Two days later another one appeared, a grey baby this time. Now two days later another one is being hatched as we speak. ! Not only do I see this as a miracle all my hens and both cockerels were black. Aracuna x Frizzels. . Unless someone is hiding their light under a bushel there is something going on I don't understand. Today another hen has found herself an egg. I await with baited breath!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hens can retain fertility for up to a month after a rooster has been removed from the flock. It tapers off as time goes by 2 weeks of high fertility, 3rd week moderate fertility, 4th week occasional fertility. Other animals also have this ability to varying degrees.
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Congratulations on your new (surprise) chicks! [​IMG]
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    x 2!
    I didn't know this sourland, thanks for sharing. [​IMG]

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