Easter Egger Broody Hen is the best

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Sage874, Aug 27, 2013.

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    Sage874 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a broody hen w/chicks this past spring.
    She recently went very broody so I slipped half the guinea eggs under her.
    Low and behold 2 in the incubator hatched over nite and are great!
    Went out to the hen house and all but 1 of hers have hatched! Good girl.
    Now I am wondering if I should place the other eggs under her?
    I put the 2 from the inside hatch under her, she is SO happy! I love to hear her talk to em.
    I cleaned away the shells whilst she chowed on a nice raw piece of sweetcorn.
    Should I leave em be? This is SUCH fun!
     
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    Sage874 Out Of The Brooder

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    well between momma and the incubator we had 10 but lost 2, so a 50% hatch rate and she did better than I did. All 8 are out with her now.
     
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    Momma Broody and her daughter are taking very good care of the guinea keets.
    It amazes me how even tho they are 2 different birds she knows what to do and they just do what guineas do!
    Very cool!
     
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