Broody Hen Hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Robinmainzer, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Robinmainzer

    Robinmainzer Out Of The Brooder

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    Precious my broody game hen has been setting for 20 days. This morning we heard peeping and were very excited. Now nothing. I do not hear or see anything. I cannot move Precious because it is very cold and she is very mean. What do I do?[​IMG]
     
  2. Fuffy

    Fuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing you can do is wait! [​IMG]

    It takes the little ones quite some time to get out of those shells and they stop for a rest frequently.

    Trust mamma hen to know what's best. She will bring the babies out when she is ready,,,,or just stop sitting and give up.
    Fingers crossed for lots of pretty babies! [​IMG]
     
  3. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    But do be sure and keep us posted, let us know how it goes. And we are a picture-loving group here, so if you can, post pics of the babies & momma hen when available. They're just too cute to pass up!

    Good luck for a 100% hatch!
     
  4. Robinmainzer

    Robinmainzer Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I have the camera ready and my DDs and I are about to go crazy! I just wish I still heard peeping. There is an egg shell near mom. Does no peeping mean a dead chick? Oh my goodness at least you can see into the incubator.[​IMG]

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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  5. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
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    No he could be resting up. When mine hatched it got quiet for a while. how many eggs does she have?
     
  6. dragonjaze

    dragonjaze Out Of The Brooder

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    haha, that hen is giving you some serious stink-eye in that picture!

    "What are YOU looking at! Can't you see I'm busy here!?!"
     
  7. Robinmainzer

    Robinmainzer Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got the DDS to help me. I lifted her up and there are two, beautiful, fluffy chicks. Couldn't get a picture Precious went bazerk. Still several eggs to hatch, but we will just wait. Now we know they are cuddled up to mom staying warm. It is about 36 degrees here this morning. yippee!!!!!!
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  8. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    YAY im sure most will hatch by tomorrow evening.
     
  9. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats. My game hen just hatched 8 of 8. I am going to get acouple more. This one will foster chicks to.
     
  10. Robinmainzer

    Robinmainzer Out Of The Brooder

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    Precious was happy with two and pushed all the others out form under her. The DDS and I grabbed them out and put them in the incubator. You never know we might get a couple more. The two we have are cuties. They are butter yellow with stripes down their backs. They are the healthiest little chicks we have ever had. Thanks for all the encouragement everybody. It is nice to know I am not alone in this chicken obsession. [​IMG]
     

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