Be careful what you wish for....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EmptyNest, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was sort of kind of secretly hoping that one of my silkies would go broody - like next spring. Well, I got my secret wish and one of the girls went broody about 10 days ago so I set some silkie and quail d'anver eggs under her. O.k. I was happy. [​IMG] Last week Mama #2 decided she wanted to go broody too - I put 9 quail d'anver eggs under her last night. [​IMG] As I was doing this, Mama #3 decided she wanted in on the action - I'll put some silkie eggs under her in a few days. [​IMG] Here's a picture of the maternity ward. At this rate, I'll have chicks in the basement half the winter. I'm an idiot!

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  2. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    C'mon, in for a penny in for a pound right [​IMG] Truth be told, a part of me is secretly wishing I had some "babies" on the way [​IMG]
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    that is the m ost creative bunch of nesting boxes I have ever seen. Congrats.
     
  4. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The nesting boxes/buckets do work really well. When they went broody, I just picked up the bucket and moved them where I wanted them to be and they weren't disrupted.
     
  5. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know what you mean by secretly wishing someone would go broody, same here. But, no one has. That's ok though because I met someone here from BYC that sent me home with 13 babies! So I think I'm set now till spring! [​IMG]

    BTW, I love the bucket idea! That's so cool! I never thought of using one of those.
     
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I like the bucket idea as well. In my opinion you are fortunate to have babies-to-be.
     
  7. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    OH MAN the bucket thing is so good and inexpensive! WOW what a concept! Gonna try that out. DD and I can make these easily and not have to wait on DH to build the pretty ones!
     
  8. chicken_ladyGA

    chicken_ladyGA Out Of The Brooder

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    about the buckets i bet you could spray paint them for some prettiness , just an idea [​IMG] good thinking on the buckets my moms manages a restaurant so i have access to tons of free buckets
     
  9. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great nest boxes. I know what you mean. I wish I had some broody banties but none of my bantams are laying yet and most are still chicks!
     
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Lucky! I wish i had some chicks but i have to wait till spring. The buckets are a good idea!never would of thought of that! How many gallons are they?

    By the way: To bad you can't change your name [​IMG] They don't look empty now [​IMG]
     

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