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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmerBoy24, May 1, 2011.
Ahah they're very nice colours
Hi! I'm new to the thread. My Dominique, Abby Lee, went broody last week. Yesterday I put 12 Dominique eggs underneath. They were shipped eggs, so I'm not sure how well they will do, but I am hopeful. I think she has at least one more underneath her that is unfertile..I tried to get them out but she wasn't having it and I didn't want to upset her. We separated her into a giant dog crate and she seems very content. She moves very little. She is a good little hen. When can I candle and do I need to buy a special candle thiing? (Don't know the term.) I'm so happy for this thread!
You can use a high lumen flashlight cupped in your hand or taped to half a paper towel roll
Candle on day 7 and throw out the infertile ones, but u can wait till day 10 If ur not sure, and I just use a flash light
I decided (after the success of adoption by two pullets) to place eggs under my third broody, these large fowl buff brahma eggs are scheduled to hatch on Sunday. The broody is a silkie so she only got four eggs. I am not good with candling but I tried.... I gave her eggs that are not clear.
I have one more bantam that might catch the broody bug.... seeing the chicks in the next cage.
yay i finally had a hen go broody !!!!! one of the buff orpingtons has claimed a bottom nest box so i gave her the fertile eggs for the day and am going to section her off somehow with some food and water so the other hens dont go and keep laying new eggs in with her ... im not sure how many were under her before i added the seven from the coop under her ,, but that was yesterday .. hopefully others havent already laid more in with her . so excited !!
I have a mother hen that just started sitting a few days ago on 2 egg and she is in a lot with four other hen and a large rooster once the chicks hatch should I take them from her or leave them!!! Have had tons of chickens before but this is the first time I have that wants to be a momma!!!
Wow! My broody Cochin could be a statue! Seriously, do I have to worry about her getting food and drink?
Embarking on my first hatching experience today! Tammy Wyandotte is sitting on a surprise mixed batch of Banty eggs, will hopefully have some orpingtons, Sussex and pekins in 3 weeks. Though with my luck they will all be roos!
Just wondering are there any good clean legged large fowl Broodys?