Broody Pullet, setting eggs today!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KNAndrs, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. KNAndrs

    KNAndrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my little lady Reese's Peanut Butter Cup went broody. One of my friends sent me 6 fertilized eggs and I set 5 under her. Notice the difference, I accidentally dropped one in my nervous attempt to set them under her and get the 2 wooden eggs out. So I have now eaten a quick dinner... and am wondering if anyone is setting eggs today and if you would like to follow along. Here is a pick of the little Bantam Cochin that is doing all the hard work.

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    Thanks,
    KEN
     
  2. KNAndrs

    KNAndrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one is as excited as I am...

    Looking forward to what will hatch!!!

    A beautiful barnyard mix, 1 brown, 2 blue and 2 white eggs. I should take bets on what hatches and what they will look like. Very cool.
     
  3. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm excited for you! I have 9 Silkie eggs on the way and 10 mallards in the bator. So I have the same excitement you do!
     
  4. KNAndrs

    KNAndrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to have some ducks running around the yard, but it is not really a great idea with all the predators trying to camp out in my coop.

    Thanks for sharing the excitement!

    KEN
     
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Hope your girl hatches some pretty babies! I am still waiting on my fertile silkie eggs to come.... [​IMG]
     
  6. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody hatched her yesterday and today, so I won't be "setting".. But I would LOVE to follow along.. Have a sweet spot for broodys!! [​IMG]

    Your girl is beautiful!! What breed are you giving her to hatch???
     
  7. KNAndrs

    KNAndrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The layers were a RIR, Australorp, and Ameracauna. The Daddys, no clue, so I am excited to see what is going to come out.

    I put them under at 5:30pm CST today.

    Lets see what will come!

    I am hoping to candle in a week or so, but it is getting cold up here. First snow is predicted this week, can I candle in the coop after dark with a coop air temp of 40 degrees?
     
  8. KNAndrs

    KNAndrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day One: RPBCup is still setting on the eggs, my prayers are for her safety and the lives of those chicks.
     
  9. KNAndrs

    KNAndrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 4: Went out this morning to check on the ladies and let them out of the coop. RBPCup hopped down started eating with a voracious attitude and went outside too. We will see if she gets back on. It has been 20mins. What to do...
     
  10. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww...I love broody hens [​IMG] She's so pretty! I love her name [​IMG]
     

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