Broody Hen Thread!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmerBoy24, May 1, 2011.

  1. DarynA146

    DarynA146 Out Of The Brooder

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    my silkie hen went broody yesterday just out of the blue after laying 9 eggs[​IMG]
     
  2. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. I guess I should get some Easter eggs to leave in the nests. But only 1 of my 4 r laying right now.
     
  3. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!
     
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  4. DarynA146

    DarynA146 Out Of The Brooder

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    its great,now is the hard part,waiting three weeks[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. idontknowsquat

    idontknowsquat Out Of The Brooder

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    God's got this one ! He taught the hen what to do and she will do it for you !
     
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  6. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im getting 48 eggs for my incubator from two different places, and i have received about half of them and the other half are coming in a couple of days and i don't want to complicate things by putting the eggs i have in the incubator today because they will be different stages of lock down etc. so what do i do?how do i store they until the other eggs arrive please help thanks. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Store them at room temperature in cartons with the pointy side down. Place a small wedge under the corner of the egg carton to raise one end slightly. Alternate several times during the day.

    If you have shipped eggs, you should store anyway for at least 24 hours before setting to reattach air cells.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  8. Dknichelson

    Dknichelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! One of my Silkie Hens went broody about 2 weeks ago and she means business! I thinks she also sneaking our others hens eggs into her nest like a ninja. Not really sure what to do about that! Lol!
     
  9. egg4dinneragain

    egg4dinneragain New Egg

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    I've had a silkie and a Shamo go broody at the same time so I've just loaded them up with fertile eggs. I should get some interesting chicks anyway. At least 4 of them are O Shamo x silkie.
     
  10. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thankyou [​IMG]
     

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