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broody hatch question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crooked stripe, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody buff orp that I placed eggs under this morning. Hatch date is 9/12/08. What are the chances the chicks will be fine this late in the year. Her cage was built in the run. I changed things around with doors a new nest box. She has taken right to the eggs so far. What are the chicks chances with out me having to intervene? John
     
  2. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I think they will be fine. If you plan to leave them with the mom, she will take care of them and keep them warm. The pictures of a mom on the roost with little babies under her wing are priceless.

    If you plan to take them from the mom, you will need to monitor temperature and keep them at the right level. Last year, I purchase a batch of chicks that arrived end of September and they are all fine and now laying.
     
  4. 1WildHairL8tr

    1WildHairL8tr Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Crooked!
    We're in the same boat!
    I have a broody BO and just got some fertile eggs yesterday. I am going to place them under her tonight.
    I'm worried because I have to move her to the broody hut, so I'm going to wait until after dark.
    Good luck to you!![​IMG]
     

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