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Hatching tomorrow & Broody Hen solution

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jasmine1998, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow will be day 21! Hopefully some of the 8 she is sitting on will hatch.

    We were unsuccesful in moving her to a dog crate so my husband surprised me with a solution on Saturday....he built me a second coop so I could move the rooster & 6 other hens into the new coop & let her keep the old one all to herself. We also built a ramp in front of her nest box tonight so if a chick does hop out it till not fall the 2 ft to the ground & will be able to get back into the nest.
     
  2. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just checked on her this morning....no hatches yet.....
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My Coop
    Any pips??? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First chick has hatched! This chick is huge & feisty. Momma has her hands full keeping this chick under her. THe rooster is a dark brahma & the chick has his furry legs. Mom is either one of the wynadottes or a barred rock. I will have to get a better look later. Momma hen was pretty ticked I even went in her coop this morning. I will leave her be while the other ones hatch.
     
  5. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what dad looks like....
    [​IMG]

    And the moms will be a mix of these hens
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  6. AlbionWood

    AlbionWood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which one is the broody?
     
  7. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Buff Oprington that is standing on the table.
     

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