First broody hen chicks-picture included

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cluckingcanadian, May 18, 2009.

  1. cluckingcanadian

    cluckingcanadian In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2009
    Twenty days ago I move my first broody hen on 15 eggs. I left her completely alone with the exception of filling her food and water dishes. Today I decided to check the eggs and see if there was anything happening. I was shocked, surprised and oh so happy to see a little wet chick stumbling about. I let mama be and checked her this evening while locking up my flock. When I lifted her up I saw two little fluffy butts. I also noticed a cracked egg but didn't inspect closely enough to determine if it was actually hatching or got broken. I really love the ease of a broody hen; no egg turning, no temperature adjustments or humidity monitoring - just set it and forget it.

    Here is a picture of mama and her current babies.


  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    So sweet!! [​IMG]
  3. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Very sweet picture. Thank you for sharing. Congrats on the good report. (You might submit this picture for pic of the week, it is a good one.
  4. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    So sweet! [​IMG]

    Thanks for sharing! She looks like she is a good mama! [​IMG]
  5. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    That is just the absolute BEST
    thanks for the pic and congratulations! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. Cheep a'lil Talk a'lil

    Cheep a'lil Talk a'lil Songster

    Mar 20, 2009
    Sequim, WA
    To cute!![​IMG]
  7. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    So beautiful, there's nothing like a mama hen with babies under her. [​IMG]

  8. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    Cheep a'lil Talk a'lil :

    To cute!![​IMG]

    I see you live in good Ol Forks Wa? Howdy neighbor..
    And what a cute pic cluckingcanadian​
  9. cluckingcanadian

    cluckingcanadian In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2009
    Mama came off her nest today with 12 little cuties. Mama has successfully hatched 12 of 15 eggs. Of the 3 remaining eggs: one died early on, one failed to pip and one pipped but the egg got damaged and it died.

    Pictures will follow sometime today!
  10. brodavid77

    brodavid77 In the Brooder

    May 7, 2009

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