Broody Hen just after i lost the roo ..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zylphrix, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Zylphrix

    Zylphrix Out Of The Brooder

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    Nov 24, 2007
    Hillsborough NC
    [​IMG] WooHoo ... Shes Broody and separated on 11 eggs. I hope this works .. Its a bit of a Long story [​IMG] so let me start from the beggining.

    First there was an egg .. i mean a chicken, uh .. an egg .. i mean .. lets not start quite that far back. ..... about a week and a day ago I got rid of the 1 Araucuna Rooster and 2 araucuna Hens that I was raising for my friend .. i knew this was coming and had aquired a hen at the NC BYC meet-up a couple weeks ago from a BYC member and then last saturday (2 days after the roo and hens left) i went to the Salisbury poultry show and found 2 hens there .. when I got back from the poultry show with my hens .. one of my flock had gone broody and I let her collect eggs for 4 (maybe 5) days and moved her to a private dwelling last night. ..

    are 11 eggs too many? .. she coveres them fine .. I have 5 blue eggs and 6 brown .... I heard rooster sperm [​IMG] is viable for a coupl weeks .. and im not even sure all these chickens were getting the business end of my former rooster. .. Im game for advice or opinions .. thanks
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    Mark / Zylphrix
     
  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    they should be fertile. good luck wit em!
     

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