Hatching eggs in coop

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by felixb, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. felixb

    felixb Just Hatched

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    Hi,
    We have a Buff Orpington sitting on eleven eggs due to hatch in May I'm pretty sure there are about 3 Faverolle eggs, and another 2 Buff eggs, with the rest being from our other girls who are Rangers, Blue Hybrids, or Columbian Blacktails. We have one Buff roo and a Salmon Faverolle roo so all chicks will be half of either. I was wondering if it would be safe to keep our broody in the coop with the others, as someone told me she would keep her chicks safe. At the moment she is sitting in a nesting box in the coop, as we tried to move her to her own house but was having none of it! We've been keeping chickens for about six years but never got a broody to successfully sit on some eggs, so we're all really excited!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nesting boxes are up about a foot so I have moved all my ((5so far)) broodys on about day 19 or 20 to a dog cage in the run or coop. I ALWAYS DO THIS AT NIGHT. That way they are on the ground AND I can shut them in if I want. Which I have always done so far. I feel better knowing that nobody is messing with them and the chicks aren't get trampled on for their first few days. None of the hens minded. They always let me know when they are ready to get out, between 1 and 2 weeks. Yes, she will protect the babies for sure. Hope this helps.
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  3. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And congrats on the broody, all natural is awesome
     
  4. felixb

    felixb Just Hatched

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    Update: 2 eggs started to cheep so we moved her over to her new home and hoping for the best!! [​IMG]
     
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