Broody Hen Dies On Nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rgvchicks, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it seems that my broody hen who was due to hatch today died of a heat stroke while on the nest....i went to the coop to check on her hatching and i found her dead on top of her eggs.....eggs were still warn so i added them to the bator that is due on the 11th and i've had 4 hatched already.....they were 13 eggs but only nine seemed to be alive.....i'm still hoping all hatch.....it's sad that she died on hatching date.......[​IMG].......temp waws 102 degrees in the shade today......[​IMG]
     
  2. Kagu

    Kagu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry about your loss [​IMG] we lost a hen not too long for cold shock, it was -60!! sorry about your baby
     
  3. MyHappyChicks

    MyHappyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so sorry. It would be hard to deal with that. Makes the ones that hatch even more important due to mom gave everything she could for them. Again I am sorry.
     
  4. Aumlet

    Aumlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my god I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear about your loss, glad they are hatching though.
     
  6. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww, that's heartbreaking! [​IMG] but thank goodness you have a bator to save them with.
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That is so sad. I'm very sorry for your loss.
     
  8. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very sorry for your loss, but you can look at it as a life ends and new ones begin. Sounds like she would have been a good mother.
     
  9. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone for helping me get thru this time of sorrow.....she was a good hen and mother as well.....part of my gamefowl flock......she was 2 yrs old a blue splash color.....10 chicks hatched out of the 13 she had.......[​IMG]
     

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