Broody on hatch day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 2boxers, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. 2boxers

    2boxers Songster

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    Today (luck of the Irish, please be with me!) is hatch day by my calender. My eggs/chicks may not know this, but it is. When and if they begin to hatch, what should I look for from my broody? What I mean is, will she give me any indication that they are ready to hatch? Will she get off the nest? Will she stay there? Will she get up & dance a cha cha?

    What should I watch for? What should I expect?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Lucky you! You'll hear peeping under her and they will come out and momma will peck them back under![​IMG]
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    You should expect mama to take care of them.

    Good luck and (soon) congratulations. You are a godmother.
     
  4. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    My little broodies started making the most contented little noises when theirs hatched. And I think they were smiling. Seriously.
     
  5. 2boxers

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    It's 2:20pm and still nothing from the nest [​IMG] I am hopeful that at least one of the five eggs she setting on will hatch.

    I swear, I don't have a fingernail left to chew on!
     

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