Chicken mommy

lcmidwife

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Oct 5, 2014
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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.
 

BantamLover21

Crowing
7 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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Glad you joined us!

Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help.
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TwoCrows

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10 Years
Mar 21, 2011
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Hello there and welcome to BYC!
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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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