First time broody does it!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by usalbrechts, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. usalbrechts

    usalbrechts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to open up the hen "dog house" and check on the eggs she was on. Today is day 20. At first I was shocked because I saw an empty shell and then I saw the chickie!!! I am so excited it actually worked!!! Now 2 more have hatched and the other 3 have pipped. I just watched one hatch out that I considered tossing out about a week and a half ago. It had a stain on the shell, looked like it was leaking or something. I figured it was dead, but wasn't sure so I kept it and figured I would have to toss it out later. I am glad I waited!!! It is a cute little buff silkie. I have 3 blue/splash and 3 buffs. Yipee over here!!!!

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  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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  3. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wooo Hoooo!! [​IMG]

    I have a broody hen out in the barn stall right now (she jumped over the pasture fence) and I'm thinking of sticking a few eggs under her but first I need a safe place to put her into (for at night). What kind of 'dog house' are you using? I have a plastic type dog crate that I was thinking of using then I could lock her in for the night but she would be free to come and go during the day if needed.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Aren't broody hens fabulous? [​IMG]
     
  5. usalbrechts

    usalbrechts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is one my friend gave me. Her husband made it big enough for their 2 labs to sleep in. I need to make some adjustments to it (like venting and a more secure door), but it works well for silkies. We have 4 hens already and now 6 chicks. My kids begged me to hatch eggs out. We are only keeping 2 of the babies (I hope only 2), the rest we will sell. I am running out of room!!
     
  6. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting 2 silkie roosters tomorrow (the previous owner said they are buddies so she wants them to be sold together)--now all I need is a few silkie hens to go with them [​IMG]. I've never owned silkies before!

    My broody hen is a red sex link...I didn't think that they went broody but she's been on the nest for 3 days now. I bring her in at night and she's back on the nest as soon as I let them out in the morning.
     
  7. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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