Ever have a broody that kept laying?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goose and Fig, May 14, 2009.

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    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I originally thought that one of my BOs dropped eggs under my broody Australorp. She hatched 4 eggs 10 days ago, and left the nest. I took the rest of the eggs to incubate just in case- I really wanted some BO chicks.

    In the past week I have had a chick hatch every 2-3 days(3 so far). 1 more egg wiggling, and one peeping. They are all black- so obviously not the Orps. No one else had access to the nest. Does this happen alot?

    I'm glad I was able to keep the eggs going- but this is nuts!
    I will definately mark the eggs next time!
     
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    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Anyone? Just had one more little black one hatch after another 2 days. That's like 12 days after the first ones hatched under the hen![​IMG]
     

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