broody hatch ... any one wanna join?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by porkchop48, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a buckeye hen sitting on 7 eggs :)

    This is day number 4 of her sitting. All the eggs should be fertile

    Any oen else got a broody going right now?
     
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a EE/BO mutt sitting on 5 eggs. We are on day 6. I am looking forwards to candling in a few days!

    [​IMG]
     
  3. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am way to nervous to even think about candling.
     
  4. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a muscovy duck sitting on I think 10 or 11 eggs (plus one chicken egg). No idea what day she started sitting, maybe 4 days go? I caught my barred rock layer (the one who keeps snekaing her eggs in) sitting on my duck on the clutch today...the weirdos.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I didn't know I had a broody hen, but today she came out of hiding with 8 chicks she must have hatched on Thanksgiving Day!

    So.... I guess I'm not really participating so much as marveling at my sheer luck.
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have had one sitting on 7 eggs also for about 5 days as well. I raise Cornish LF and they are traditional non brooders, but this pullet is weird. She hasn't even layed an egg yet and at 6 mo old she's already broody. So I seperated her, put some good eggs under her and sure as shootin she's been a good setter so far. I am pretty stoked to have a broody and to think I was going to cull her due to a minor color infraction.
     
  7. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Linda, how fun!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    i'd love pics!!
     
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  8. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are your broodies doing? My ducky (Miss Spotty) is being a good mama and sitting vigilantly on her cluch of about 11 duck eggs and one chicken egg.
     
  9. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just counted and she did too after I was done [​IMG] 11 duck eggs and 2 chicken eggs (which may or may not be fertile--we took our bantam cochin roo out of the coop over a week ago to now discover our RIR hen is actually a Buckeye Roo!! lol)
     
  10. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I am out. First time broody and she got off the eggs in the night. They were ice cold this morning. [​IMG]
     

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