First broody!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jeevesrules, May 16, 2011.

  1. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At last she's done it!! After weeks of persuasion my welsummer has finally gone broody!! Getting eggs tomorrow so possible hatching date 7th June if she sticks to it!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Yay! Good luck, and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. naughtyhens

    naughtyhens Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! [​IMG] Welsummers are great chickens. I love mine. Even broody she is so friendly and sweet. Best of luck with your hatch.
     
  4. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 Out Of The Brooder

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    i got my first broody two days ago!!! im so escited! she is a buff orpington and is being so sweet. she is very devoted to those little eggs. she is only setting on 4 eggs, but thats better than nothing. im excited either way [​IMG]
     
  5. somadlyinlove

    somadlyinlove Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] good for you It's soooo exciting!!
     
  6. somadlyinlove

    somadlyinlove Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] good for you It's soooo exciting!!
     
  7. moeplants

    moeplants Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to this, I would like to get one of my hens to set on Guinea eggs, how do you go about that? I don't think the eggs my hens are laying are fertile...new rooster and he seems to only be interested in "his" hens, the ones that came with him. I have a hen that looks broody, but how do I get the eggs to her?
     
  8. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Quote:I would wait a while until you see him mate one of your other hens, but after a week or two your eggs should be fertile. I don't know about the guinea eggs being fertile, but she will sit on them and can hatch them out successfully. I would move your hen to a different location and while your waiting for a fertile egg you can be making sure she's broody. Once she's been at it for a while, I'd go ahead and give her the eggs by just placing them under her at night. Good luck! [​IMG] Oh, and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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