Broody Hen Thread!

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

  1. Jmanvanatta

    Jmanvanatta Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2012
    I have had luck with partridge rocks and rhode island red and Golden commets![​IMG]
  2. cheepcheep riri

    cheepcheep riri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2014
    Only 3 days to go! I really need patience. I want it now! Jk! I really need some patience though! I have a couple of egg whose air sac is loose.Like when I tilt it the liquid in it just a little bit though.
  3. PortlandHen

    PortlandHen Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Couldn't help myself. Candled one of my frizzle cochin/serama eggs (day 16) and she was wiggling. It's hard to see, but if you watch closely. It's so neat.

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  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I ontly have one week left to wait, AND IT IS KILLING ME!!!!!

    I want my chicks NOW! :hit
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
  5. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2013
    Hardinsburg, Ky
    Tomorrow is day 21/28 for my broody turkey hen! She only has 1 turkey egg left, and 9 chicken eggs! I stole all her others due to some major confusion, my fault, but hoping to have 4-5 turkeys hatch so she can raise a few!
  6. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Good luck! :fl
  7. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 31, 2012
    Northern Minnesota
    My Coop
    I checked on Dixie today and she has plucked the feathers from her chest today for her golf balls. Bless her....

    I was in contact with the breeder today and she needs to wait a few days yet to ensure fertility of the BLRW eggs. All the stars are lining up. I went to Fleet Farm and bought a small round chick feeder as my other chick feeder is one of the longer affairs. After reading a bit on here I am more resigned to build Dixie her own little Broody Hutch. Rosey is starting to give her space but I think it will be easier for the kids to see her if I make the hutch with nicer doors for accessing her and checking eggs and chicks...and of course just giving her oodles of quiet space in case another Hen tries to come in again. It seems as though she is defending her space though today. Rose was staying out and no new eggs under Dixie.

    I pampered Dixie with moistened mash and some BOSS today. Tonight I was thinking about her water supply...Do you all keep a probiotic or extra vitamins in the water for your broodies to keep up their immune system...something like Merrick's Blue Ribbon or along that lines? I might have missed that in the reading, too, so I do apologize if it's a repeat question.

    I'm just way excited and I don't even have the eggs yet.
  8. fisherlady

    fisherlady Overrun With Chickens

    We add Apple Cider Vinegar (with the Mother's, unfiltered) to the water, but we do that with all of our flock. Unless she is lacking in condition to begin with it is more a case of keeping her current condition from failing. Yogurt once in a while helps keep their systems happy also.
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  9. DarynA146

    DarynA146 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2014
    south africa
    today is day 20 of my broody silkie on her eggs...cant wait for the chicks..i would love for the chicks to be tame, any advice on how and when i could tame them.thanks[​IMG][​IMG]
  10. Tyaloria

    Tyaloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2014
    Worcester UK

    Wow lovely photo!

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