April 2020 Hatch-A-Long! All are welcome!

2102Simm

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Sep 29, 2019
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Well my hens don't make broody noises or hiss as me typically so when they sound like velociraptors it's usually a good sign that they're thinking about it. She has also been flattening out like a pancake in the nestbox when she lays her daily egg. The only thing I haven't heard from her yet is the tell tale ticking time bomb cluck that broodies always do.
Ok I'm still new raising chickens so my 2 young girls have been acting weird like that the last few days and none of the others have been.
 

CluckNDoodle

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Jan 12, 2019
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Blood ring in question ^

I didn't observe any movement. Pretty perfect circle, but it wasn't super red like most of the blood rings I've seen pictures of.
It does look like a blood ring to me. When I'm unsure I just put a question mark on the egg, do a quick sniff test to make sure I'm not putting a stinky egg back into the incubator and check just that egg a few days later to see if there's any change.
 

gmjarvi

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Feb 11, 2020
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It does look like a blood ring to me. When I'm unsure I just put a question mark on the egg, do a quick sniff test to make sure I'm not putting a stinky egg back into the incubator and check just that egg a few days later to see if there's any change.
This is exactly what I did. I'll check this egg again in 2 days and make a decision at that point.
 
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