Broody with a great hatch woo hoo for all the broodys.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by okiehen, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    My mix breed broody hen has had a great hatch. We started out with one dozen barred rock's. At day 11 I had to move her to a new pet taxi nest as we were infested with fleas.
    Day 11 all eggs looked good but one so I marked it with a big ? so I would know it. Today she has 10 babies so I moved the 2 eggs to the bator that I have ready just in case. The one egg is the ? marked egg. So I'll just wait and see on the other one.
    We don't have her chick tractor ready yet, so she is in my brooder for a little while.
    I'll get pictures as soon as she is comfy .
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  2. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Congratulations on the hatch!

    What do you do to treat chicken fleas? I'm new at this.
     
  3. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    I dusted every thing with DE. She don't and didn't have any
    But I wanted to make sure. Fleas don't prefer chickens.
    I think the DE helped in her nest. The fleas prefer to bit me.
    It's in my barn, feed - hay room. I had 2 momma cats raise kittens in there and when they moved out they left there fleas.
    I need to spray it all again. I still have 2 chickens in there in crates.
    Thank you
     
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Congrats to you and your hen. I had a hen hatch 9 chicks out of 9 eggs a couple of weeks ago. She was one I put in a cage and just lft her. Didn't bother her except to make sure she had food and water. I am not always so lucky at moving them,but when it can be done,they do so much better. I have 7 hens setting in nest boxes in 2 different pens and 1 in her own cage. So far this year I have had 12 broody hens.
     
  5. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Thank you, it looks like 10 is the number.
    The other 2 eggs started weeping so I took the out and the one exploded. yuck I'm glad it was out side I'm afraid to check the other one its the ? marked egg.
     
  6. duckman

    duckman Songster

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    i had a peking duck go broody, wich by the way i very rare and she hatched all 14 of her eggs and another who hatched all 10 of hers.
     

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