Chicks due on the 26th!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wsmoak, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's day 6! This is my first broody. [​IMG]

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    110609_5348 by wsmoak, on Flickr

    She's sitting on a couple of eggs from my Buff Orpington hens plus a collection of Easter Egger, Lavender Orpington and I forget what else from Red Roof Hens.

    -Wendy
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  4. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, that wasn't supposed to happen until Sunday!

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    From the shell I think it's one of my Buff Orpington hens' eggs. Still have my fingers crossed for some Lavender Orpington, Easter Egger and Blue Laced Red Wyandotte from the eggs I bought to stick under her.

    I think this is way less stressful than fussing with an incubator. [​IMG]

    -Wendy
     
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wonder if my barred rocks could hatch eggs, do you think that they could?,,,,,,,,,, that would be awesome, my rhode island reds have never even tried to do it, but mine are production reds too though,,,
     
  6. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'm sure they could, if they decide to. [​IMG] I don't know how to convince them to go broody, I just noticed that she was spending extra time in the nest box, and when she stayed in there all day I decided she might as well do something useful and stuck eggs under her.

    -Wendy
     
  7. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a barred rock broody on day 20 right now! So she sure can go broody on you!

    Wendy, our BR's must be twins separated at birth (hatch?)! I'm expecting chicks tomorrow and the wait is killing me!
     
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  8. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you have a good hatch [​IMG]
     
  9. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    We're up to four! Definitely a couple of easter eggers and I *think* maybe a Lavender Orpington. They keep eating or crushing the shells, so I can't tell. [​IMG] Very cute. The oldest is starting to run around, and they're learning to peck at their starter crumbles.

    -Wendy
     
  10. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    A brownish-yellow one (not sure what that one is)
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    110625_5469 by wsmoak, on Flickr

    same one with the all yellow chick that was first to hatch (pretty sure that's a Buff Orpington)
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    110625_5468 by wsmoak, on Flickr

    and two black and yellow ones (Easter Eggers?):
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    110625_5467 by wsmoak, on Flickr

    She's still sitting on six eggs, we'll see if any more hatch.

    -Wendy
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011

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