Day 32 of broody hen....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boilerjoe_96, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had 2 chicks on days 21 and 22.... with more eggs under her...

    Today, day 32?? 3 new additions to the family. Guess these just got a late start somehow. I hear peeping and removed some empty shells from under her. i am letting the chicks hang out with mom for a day then I will move them to the brooder. I do have a heat lamp on Momma(Hanna our Barred Rock hen..)
     
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Congrats!!

    Although I'm happy for ya, I'm a bit surprised mama hen would stay on the other eggs so long after the first few hatched!
     
  3. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update:

    Day 35. One more hatched last night. I took it this morning, I think we may finally be done. She still has 5 or 6 eggs, but this time after taking the chick she let out a BIG squawk, and got off of the nest.... So we're done...

    So we ended up with 6 live chicks they all look like their Black Australorp daddy.....
     

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