Be careful what you wish for....

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

  1. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    SW Iowa
    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!

  2. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    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

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

    EmptyNest Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    SW Iowa
    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 Songster

    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
    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 In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2008
    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 Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    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

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    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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