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Dixie went broody AGAIN! Update: 3 chicks!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by M To The Maxx, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Yup the title says it! Dixie went broody agin! Only one problem though! The chickens aren't laying again!. She is sitting on golfballs. [​IMG] [​IMG] Gonna ask some people in the neighbor for some for her. I'll keep you guys updated.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2011
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Keep us informed! Try to get some fertile eggs under her! [​IMG]
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well mine finally started laying....just not sure who it is. At least one of the polish has to be a female cause all the others lay beige or brown eggs! I had three in the last week and a half but it has been a couple days. I looked for an egg today and found the stash...behind the nest boxes on top of a bale of hay. Six eggs. Four beige and two white! Have your's still not started? Mine had quit for about three months.
    sharon
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Mine keep quitting. I got a couple eggs for the last week or two. Not for the last couple days due to the temperature.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That Dixie is one dedicated mama!
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    [​IMG] OMGosh, I think Dixie is the broodiest hen I have ever heard of! That girl just loves setting, or being a mama! Good luck finding some eggs for her!
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are very sporatic as well since starting back. I thought they had quit again but then found the stash. It is supposed to be yet another...second of three nights in the 20's. No telling what that will do. It was 64 here a couple days ago.
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  8. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Oh I love broodies! Good luck finding her eggs [​IMG] !!!!
     
  9. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yaaaay Dixie! You go girl! Now if we could just find her some eggs to sit on! Congrats on having one of the broodiest girls on all of BYC Maxx! [​IMG] Hey! Guess what sweetie? I finally have my own little broody. GeeGee has been sitting for about 4 days continuous now. [​IMG] [​IMG] I think she might actually make it!

    Good luck on finding eggs very soon Maxx. Keep us posted on how she does! [​IMG]
     
  10. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have been on again off again too, this winter has just been really harsh! Can't wait till spring!
     

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