Chicken mommy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lcmidwife, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. lcmidwife

    lcmidwife Hatching

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    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.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I hope your Americana recovers!
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your Leghorn is OK.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    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!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  8. lcmidwife

    lcmidwife Hatching

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    Thanks everyone!!!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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