Bonnie Did It!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wildcat chix, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the neighbor got rid of the 3 troublemaker pups he had and now their mom stays out of the yard too...

    Bonnie went broody 3 weeks ago on a nest of 8 eggs. We miscounted by a day I guess because on Friday afternoon we got this!!!

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    She hatched 7, and so far they're all still with us. Even Clyde is behaving himself and keeping an eye on the chicks.

    Look what happens when the dogs stay away and I keep away from where she's nesting!
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  2. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] you got fuzzy butts
     
  3. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute!!! [​IMG] Looks like Bonnie is a real good Momma!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What good news, thanks for shairing the pics.
     
  5. pottymouthspoultry

    pottymouthspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Lucky you... They're way too cute!
     
  6. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 weeks ago on a nest of 8 eggs

    I misspoke, it was a next of 10 eggs. Still, a 70% hatch rate after 4 or 5 false starts? I'd call that a success!!​
     
  7. llrumsey

    llrumsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate it when people wont keep their dogs home. I wonder how they would like my goats in their yard?
     
  8. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Bonnie!!! [​IMG] They are precious!
     
  9. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute! Bonnie is such a good mom!
     
  10. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope your hen is a good momma like mine; she's still puffing up and defending the chicks even through they're now almost 8 weeks old. They're now integrating with the main flock while mom still protects them.
     

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