Chicken mommy


5 Years
Oct 5, 2014
Hi all. I've lurked on your site for a while but finally joined. I've loved having chickens for the last 5 years. Our 1st year we started out with laying hens. When one went broody, we put some fertilized eggs underneath her and let her hatch them. Here's a video of it.
It was so special for my kids. Each year since then we've been letting the one hen who goes broody fulfill her dream to become a mommy but each time since the first, we got smart and ordered our pullets and placed them up underneath the mama after 21 days.

We've lost a few birds over the years, and saved a few. One great save in particular was for our Americana "Easter." She was egg bound and after trying a perineal massage with olive oil and a warm soak in a tub, I did an episiotomy on her which helped her and saved her life. She's still with us today. Now were nursing our doofy looking leghorn through a case of flystrike. Hopefully she makes it.

Glad to be part of such a knowledgeable community of fellow chicken lovers.
Glad you joined us!

Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help.
Hello there and welcome to BYC!

Sorry about your Leghorn. I hope someone can help you in our emergency section.

But we do welcome you to our flock! Make yourself at home here and enjoy your birds!

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