Broody... again! im letting her sit!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tanichca, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Ok! Tani was woken up from her nap by little bro who said we have another broody silkie! Lo and behold, we do! So im wondering...do i let her sit, do i break her?
    Let her sit (Pros)
    Maybe get a laying hen chick or two to make up for the roos from the last hatch
    Have another chance to hatch out some show phoenixes (which has been my DREAM for the past 6 months)
    Let her sit (Cons)
    More birds=more feed=more money.
    More birds=less space=Tani and Dad having to build new coop 6 weeks early
    More birds=more mess=More work=frazzled Dad

    Break her (Pros)
    Dad doesnt get mad about more chickens
    Less feeding costs
    Break her (Cons)
    No chance to get those BEAUTIFUL phoenixes i have an eye on.

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    What do y'all think???
     
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  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Oh c'mon, i know that you chicken folks are alive out there somewhere?
     
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Let her hatch!
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Well I always let my broodies set. You can give her only a few eggs - so there are not as many mouths to feed.


    eta: forgot the "not" in so there are not as many mouths to feed [​IMG]
     
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  5. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Hmm and I have $20 for doing work for Grandpa... i *might* be able to buy 4-6 eggs!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Haha i sold my Mom and bro on the idea! I told her since i'll be selling most of my silkies in a few weeks anyway, ill have room for BANTAM PHOENIXES! And i have money, and a broody, and a place to put them all... [​IMG]
     
  7. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Yay! I PMed the BYCer with the Phoenixes, should get a reply soon! I am SO excited! If they dont have the bantams, ill try to get some from NoSkiveez, who lives a few hours away. [​IMG] Mom has given the all-clear!
     
  8. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you then everything worked out.
     

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