Anyone set any eggs today? I need a buddy!! Aug. 27th-30th!!!

PrestonSloan08

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I put 5 huge eggs under my broody silkie today!!! She is actualy very nice while broody!! But I need to hatch buddies!!! Is anyone due around the same time? This is my first time hatching with a broody hen!! Let's hope it goes Better than it has with the incubator!!
 
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Chicken Chat

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You're a little early for me, my eggs aren't due to arrive until Monday If all the eggs make it thru shipping and I have any extra that won't fit in my bator, I'm planning on using a broody. I have 4 silkies and 2 cochins broody at the moment so the girls are my backup.

Are you hatching silkies or just using the silke as your broody mom?
 
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MuckyPuppy

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I put 6 silkie eggs in today but I am a horrible ..... horrendous ..... dreadful ..... appalling ..... hideous ..... disastrous ..... I also may not be a very good ..... hatching buddy. I have tried many times and hatching with me is like someone hatching on their own ..... just worse!
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I vote for Chicken Chat.
 

ChickenCanoe

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I'm with you.
I've had a 50% hatch with a LG, then 100% with a broody, then a pretty high hatch with 2 broodies sharing a clutch which they crushed all but one.
I tried 2 doz blk penedesenca eggs in my LG last week and it went haywire and fried all the eggs.
Luckily I had a Black Leghorn pullet go broody yesterday. I just swapped out her eggs when she left the nest in the last hour.
I have 11 pure Black Penedesenca, 1 Blue JG/B Pene, 1 Welsummer/B Pene, 1 Ameracauna/B Pene under her for a total of 14 eggs.
Seems like all she can fit.
Anyone think I should pull a couple?
 

ChickenCanoe

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Well she's bigger than a silkie but not as big as the Buff Orp that hatched all 13 I put under her.
Here's the Black Leghorn
http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/6/b/8/2/highres_22707522.jpeg
and the BO
http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/6/3/7/f/highres_15985471.jpeg
here's the eggs less the Welsummer I added later in the day that I put under the leghorn.
http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/6/b/1/e/highres_22707422.jpeg
the eggs are much darker than shown in the bright sunlight
the three bottom ones are brown, brown and green

and the eggs that the Little Giant fried
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http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/3/3/b/9/highres_21853241.jpeg
 
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DUCKGIRL89

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Hey can I be in? I just put 3 khaki campbell duck eggs and two unknown chicken eggs in my bator! I dont know how they will do together though. The two chicken eggs were suppost to be duck eggs but eneded up being chicken eggs lol.
 

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