Broody hatched 1 chick out of catch

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by prncssprplfrog, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. prncssprplfrog

    prncssprplfrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my broody finally had the chance to hatch out her own chicks. She and the other girls started a clutch of eggs on the far corner of the coop that I couldn't reach and I figured I would leave them alone.
    Three days ago she came out with one adorable black and white chick. I was very disappointed that more didn't hatch because I got rid of my last rooster a few weeks ago. [​IMG]

    Anyway; my son called me this afternoon while I was on the way home to say the it had died. He said that it looked like it had pasty butt. I didn't think a broody-born chick would get pasty butt! I am so sad! He had just died before I walked into the door. I feel so bad! She's out there making a huge fuss & I don't know what I can do to make it better.

    So now I won't have any more chances for my girls to hatch any of their own eggs. So sad.

    This has not been a good chicken week- I've got my only BLWR (black/red) hen with sour crop & my little lavender splash silkie that is in quarantine because she was attacted by the alpha hen. Waaaahhhh!!!!!
     
  2. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    i have three roos i need to get rid of but theres no way we could work somthing out.
    anyway i hear that hens eggs are still fertile for like ten days after the hens have mated.
     

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