First Time Broody: success

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Clevelcj, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Clevelcj

    Clevelcj Chirping

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    I had my first broody hen this spring. She hadnt been broody, but after I started hatching the incubator chicks, she jumped right into it... under the deck.

    Sunday morning, 21 days after the first night out of the coop, and sure enough, 2 new beautiful chicks.

    She is protected for now and still has a few more eggs. So we will see how many she ends up with total.

    Now I need to look into integrating her back into the flock.

    Pictures to come!
     
  2. Ghosty

    Ghosty Songster

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    My first broody has a week left to go. An egg busted early on, and I cracked another one, so hopefully at least a few hatch. :fl I think I gave her too many eggs to start out with, and eventually whittled them down to 8. Congrats on your hatch! Waiting on the pics!
     
  3. Clevelcj

    Clevelcj Chirping

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    Thank you. I didnt give her any to hatch. I had been incubating inside, and a couple weeks after my second batch hatched, she stopped laying in the nest boxes and started disappearing at night soon after that.

    So this was her choice on clutch size and everything. Working out well so far.
     
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  4. Perris

    Perris Crowing

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    congrats! :celebrate I think broodies and their chicks are adorable :love looking forward to seeing your photos in due course :pop
     
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  5. Mixed flock enthusiast

    Mixed flock enthusiast Crowing

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    Congrats to you and your girl on her first successful hatch!
     
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  6. Clevelcj

    Clevelcj Chirping

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    Thanks! I'll get some when she gets off the nest.
     
  7. Clevelcj

    Clevelcj Chirping

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    Thank you!
     
  8. Clevelcj

    Clevelcj Chirping

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    Some pictures!
     
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  9. Clevelcj

    Clevelcj Chirping

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    Some pictures.

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