Broody Hen Became Mama

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by draag80, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. draag80

    draag80 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday my broody hen became mama. She did a great Job and hatched 10 out of sixteen eggs.

    There is nothing in the world like seeing a mama hen teaching her little chickies to eat and drink.

    here a video link of newly hatched chicks.

    Will post some more videos soon.

     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have an interesting set up. I sure wish mine were as nice. Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. draag80

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    Thanks nchls. I put in a lot of time and effort in building this setup.

    Will post a new video in a short while. I know how relaxing these videos are for poultry owners. :)
     
  4. draag80

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    Mother hen teaching her chicks

     
  5. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife and I enjoyed watching the new family. What breed are they? An exciting day here-I found a new serama nest with one egg. That always means new chicks in a month.
     
  6. draag80

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    Well here we are not to keen in keeping pure breeds. Mix breeds are considered more organic in our country as they have the genes of different breeds hence multiple qualities are combined.

    Congratulations on finding Serama nest. How many more eggs will she lay before she decides to sit ?
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Curious-what country?

    I have a tiny serama pullet that I have been waiting and waiting for her to lay-only 12 ounces-I'm hoping the nest belongs to her. My hens lay about ten eggs before going broody.

    This is the pullet that my hopes are on.

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  8. Honora

    Honora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great videos! Your golden rooster is beautiful.
     
  9. draag80

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    NCHLS Thats one beautiful looking hen. She looks ready for production. But do have a rooster with her ? If yes post pictures of your rooster and other flock if possible
     
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  10. draag80

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    Thanks for liking the Videos Honora.
     

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