Day 21 and a Chick under mama ++PIc++

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ellie, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I am so excited. My cochin Lacy has been sitting on 6 eggs from Speckled Hen, Cynthia.

    She was on the fake eggs for 5 days before I got the fertilized eggs 21 days on the eggs that were fertile and 26 for Lacy.

    There is a chick under her!!!! She won't let it out for me to see it, but I got the egg shell and it is there.....

    What an exciting time. She has been a great mama so far and I cannot wait for the other eggs to hatch.


    Just had to share...

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2008
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona

    My broody silkie's eggs hatched today too. I'll post a thread with pics tomarrow. [​IMG]
  3. mangled

    mangled Songster

    How cute!!

    I so wish I would get a broody hen.
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Awwww......that is a precious picture. She looks like such a proud momma!!!
  5. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    That reminds me, did her chicks already do face-to-face with thier momma??? It's so cute!!! [​IMG]
  6. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I don't think she has had a face to face until this picture was taken. The chick was trying to get out and I was trying to put it back in... then Lacy took a look at it and I took a picture.

    This is the best thing ever for her.... first baby and first time; she is only 7 months old or so. What a good mama she has been.

  7. allenacres

    allenacres In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2008
    Shelton, WA
    Great photo! Congrats!
  8. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oak Harbor, OH
    Awww, what a sweet photo! Mama's looking out for her baby. That's so precious!
  9. happyhens

    happyhens Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Aww they are precious. You all are so lucky to have good broody hens! So, are there any more chicks yet? And what breed are the chicks?
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I was so glad I could send those "emergency" eggs to you, Ellie! All the way from GA to CA, too! That baby in the pic is from my Barred Rock rooster Hawkeye with my pretty Blue Ameraucana girl, Charlotte. How sweet! Lacy is so gorgeous, Ellie. She's going to be a great mom, I think.

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