Got my 1st broody...put 12 eggs under her...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheJuan-n-Only, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa
    So my olive egger, my youngest bird, was my 1st to go broody (she also laid the earliest)...today 1 put 3 Dominique roo RIR hen cross and 9 Dominique roo and silver laced wyndottes cross....wish me luck!!!!

    Wonder what that mix is gonna look like....[​IMG]
     
  2. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck!
     
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the pullets that hatched here Dec 12th is already laying. She is a Wyandotte/EE cross. Her eggs are about the size of quail eggs but she laying. She turned out to look like here mama other than a single comb. I thought to start with she was a sexlink cross. But she is so much larger than the sexlink. The others hatched are BO crosses. They look like mama. Except one has a single comb and two has the rose comb. The two cockerels I sold had a rose comb and a single. The single comb one was red where the rose was buff. A real mix.[​IMG]
     
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  4. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa
    Very cool thx!
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you had a RIR rooster over a barred rock hen, you'd have black sex links and could tell their genders on the day of hatch. With a Barred rooster, you will have chicks that grow to be barred. Their color won't necessarily be black and white barred, but feather barring is a dominant gene.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    12 eggs! Wow you are ambitious! Good luck!
     
  7. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa

    Awesome, that's what I was hoping for!! Love them barring hens...
     
  8. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa

    I know, and the soon to be mama is not that big to start with! lol 12 sounded like a good number, lol..I put the RIR eggs towards the middle hope I get at least 1 hen there...the rest will be gravy :) (literally some will end up with gravy on them hehehe [​IMG] )
     
  9. Florida_country_boy

    Florida_country_boy Out Of The Brooder

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    good luck Juan! It is very fun hatching your first chicks. Post some pics when they hatch!
     

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