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Anybody setting today (3-25) or tomorrow (3-26)??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mychookschick, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    Hey guys! I am setting eggs under my broody tonight and was wondering if anyone else was planning on setting... I am also setting eggs in my incubator either tomorrow or Tuesday. Can't wait to hear from you all!

    Eggs going under the Broody (Daisy): Buff Orpingtons and BO mixes.

    Eggs going in the 'bator: EE's!!
     
  2. cheese1998

    cheese1998 New Egg

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    I just put 2 Indian Runner eggs in a nest last night and 2 from today and it seems as though my Rhode Island Red has started to sit on them. We'll see if she'll stay there. I've got my fingers crossed. She has not gone broody yet but my two Buff Orpingtons have. I thought it would be one of them. :eek:)
     
  3. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    Oo! Cool! I love ducks! I hope that she is sitting! My little Daisy messed around with my head for awhile before deciding that she was sitting! LOL. She was on the nest all day one day, then got off to get on the roost, and acted normal for the next few days, and now she is back on the nest and has been there for 3 days! So I am pretty confident that she is staying there for awhile! LOL

    PS Is 1998 your birth-year?
     
  4. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    i will be setting eggs hopefully tomorrow night! i'm waiting on some EE eggs to come in the mail. they were suppose to be here yesterday, but nope! :mad: anyway, i'm setting 16 shipped silkie eggs, 12 (or so) shipped EE, 9 local bantam eggs, and then i'm gonna put in as many barnyard mixes (local) that i can fit after that. i'm hatching for myself and an elderly man i know. so i would love to hatch along!
     
  5. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set eggs under a broody today, too! It's actually my first time letting a broody have her way, so we'll see how it goes. She's a salmon faverolle named Sophie. She's such a character, we call her the yard monitor because she's always walking around keeping everyone in line. We recently introduced a roo to the flock of 7 hens, and started setting eggs in the incubator last month. We're on hatch #3 from the incubators, it's been going well so far except for the fact that none of Sophie's eggs have been fertile. And watching her in the yard, you can see why. She beats up the roo! She won't let him anywhere near her, and I've actually seen her kick him off one of the other hens while he was trying to breed and get into an 'I'm-bigger-than-you!' contest with him. Haha! It's somewhat ironic that Sophie should be the one to go broody. She won't have anything to do with boys, but she wants to be a momma. Go figure. So I tested her with ceramic eggs for a few days, even relocated her to a broody coop, and she seems determined. I set nine eggs under her today, just barnyard crosses from the other girls, but I'm rooting for her! Tomorrow night will be the test, it's supposed to get very cold. But I will candle in a week and see if she's been able to stick with the job.
     
  6. Aumlet

    Aumlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Set some fertilized eggs under a broody hen late this afternoon. It's my first attempt at hatching eggs (hen or incubator). We'll see how it goes!
     
  7. kevlar

    kevlar Out Of The Brooder

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    How funny I am setting eggs tonight under my salmon faverolle too. she has been sitting on Twelve plastic eggs in her broody pen/box that I built her for the last Three days. I am going to set Twelve of our barnyard eggs under her tonight and hopefully in 20-21 days she will have some baby chicks. This is our first time trying this also as we have only been keeping chickens since last August. I cant wait to see what kind of mixed breeds I end up with our rooster is a buff brahma and we have a buff orpington, lavender orpingtons, blue cochin, ee's, a blue wheton ameraucana, a silver penciled wyandote and a couple of isa browns. I was not sure how many of my girls had fertile eggs but the other day I cracked a bunch for omelets and every one I cracked was fertile. I'm so excited, I really hope this works out.
     
  8. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great, kevlar, we can be faverolle-broody-hatch buddies, haha! My roo is a Dominique, and I have two Dom hens, so some of the eggs are full Dominique, but the rest are crosses with Buff Orpington, White Plymouth Rock, Gold Laced Wyandotte, or Silver Laced Wyandotte. They come out mostly looking like Dominiques since they carry the dominant pattern, but the little variations are fun to see. We've only been keeping chickens since this time last year, so it's all new and fun. :)

    Oh, and here's a picture of Sophie for you. :)

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  9. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    oh sophie is ADORABLE!! and i must say, if there's ever a certain look to a yard monitor...THAT would be it! [​IMG]
     
  10. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might have enough eggs to incubate starting this evening. just good ole run of the mill White Rocks.
     

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