Excited, Today two broodies with hatching chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sandy sea, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Songster

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    I have three broodies that all started to sit on eggs with in a few days of each other. Two of the broodies have eggs are hatching now. Last time it took about two days until all the eggs in each nest were hatched. Does that sound about right? Can wait to check out the chicks tomorrow.
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    It always amazes me when I find chicks under the broodies! I mean, I know they are there and its going to happen, but I love it every time! Congrats to you.

    To answer your question, 2 or 3 days is about right.
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I think 2 to 3 days is normal. The huge Duchess was sitting on took 15 days from start to finish because of the eggs she stole or that others layed in her nest. I finished them in the bator.
     
  4. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    What breed and color are you getting? Busy day. Good luck!
     
  5. sandy sea

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    My rooster is an Amerauana and my hens are Amerauanas, Rhode Island Reds. Welsummers, Cochins, Black Sex Links, Light Brahma, and Silver Laced Wyandottes. The three Broodies are a Welsummer, Black Sex Link and a Cochin. The eggs were laid by all the Hens. Got to go and check to see if any more have hatched, so much fun.
     
  6. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Would like to see pictures when they hatch. Please
     

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