Broody Buddies?Question and pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Armageddon, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Armageddon

    Armageddon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So...

    One of my girls, a bantam started sitting, so I put some eggs under her. Yesterday, I noticed her "sister" sitting with her....Now they sit together.


    I originally put 9 eggs under the broody, i can't find one of them and I accidentally picked one up and noticed it too late (and it cracked) and it WAS developing!! [​IMG]

    Can i put more eggs under them? How long will they stay on the eggs once they start hatching? I am 7 days into the hatch. Also, if I buy some day old chicks to correspond to the hatch date...how many will they accept???

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  2. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well u can put a good clutch of eggs under her like 5-8 if not more. Just remember she is only so big. I have heard of some people that give their broody hens chicks on day 21 and she will take care of them and they will follow her. It is cute to watch but most people just use a hen as a bator and take the chicks and put them in the brooder when they hatch.
     
  3. Armageddon

    Armageddon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh...I didn't think of that....that's a good idea.

    She has 7 now...can I add some more to the other hen? Will they sit on eggs after some hatch? i set the first 7 on 8/16
     
  4. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Mine sit until there are no eggs left even if I add late ones
     

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