FINALLY! a broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cream puff, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here she is, she's a New Hampshire and she's my first broody. I moved her into a brooding pen in the garage. So the countdown begins, this is day1. She's a large breed so I gave her 12 eggs. I'm so excited![​IMG]

    I candle in 10 days.
     
  2. rockriver

    rockriver Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck my first hen hatched ones 8 weeks ago all 6 of them sadly one drown the water was too deep hopefully u have good success
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Congrats - nothing nicer than seeing a mother hen wondering around with her chicks. I hatch chicks just for that reason.
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  4. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's why I'm so excited, it's heartwarming seeing little chicken families. I bought silkies, and OEG hens in hope they'd go broody but they never did, I've been waiting for a broody for about 3 years now.
     
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Tee hee cream puff you should have said … I could have sent you one .. I am not sure where you are located but here in Aus ‘tis the season to be broody, tra, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, laaaaaaaa' [​IMG]

    Seriously now .. congratulations! I could not agree more, watching a mumma hen with her babies is beautiful [​IMG]

    Good luck with them and please share some pictures [​IMG]
     
  7. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got ANOTHER chicken going broody!! when it rains it pours I guess :) [​IMG]

    I'll get a picture and upload it later
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Congratulations again ... broodyism is contagious [​IMG]
     
  9. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a rooster who is finally into the hens.
     
  10. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tomorrow is hatch day... I hear some pipping from the eggs but no chirping.... let's hope all will go well with the hatch!![​IMG]
     
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