hatched naturally!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mainchick, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. mainchick

    mainchick Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    My daughter's gorgeous brown red modern hen"Argentina" has always layed eggs regularly. We got her a very handsome rooster at the Fresno chicken show and they got along just great. A few weeks ago she layed a clutch of eggs. We incubated a few and we let her be broody for a bit. Nothing really came of it. We kept collecting eggs regularly and just used them here and there with no intention of hatching them out. Well, about three weeks ago she layed another clutch of eggs and became broody again. (unusual for my moderns!) So we thought that we'd let her sit for awhile. Guess what? She hatched out two of the most adorable long legged babies ever!! No way! now she is in her pen being domestic with her man and her two little twirps!! It is the sweetest thing!! Does anyone have any tips on hen raised babies? Is there anything to do for them? I am used to having my chicks in the brooder! this is fun!
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Congratulations... Nature does a great job doesn't it?
  3. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    West Central Wisconsin
    I am in the same boat, my hen's adopted eggs are pipping right now. All I do is put water out with rocks in it so the chicks don't drown, and some food for the hen and she takes over. Congratulations:thumbsup

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