Hope I did right! Gave broody the bator babies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gritsar, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My broody hatched two chicks early yesterday. She's being an excellent mama, esp. since she's young and this is her first time being broody.
    Today I hatched out two chicks in the bator. The one hatched this early this morning, doing great. The second one, a very large chick, was partially shrink-wrapped. He finally got out at about 3 PM, was is still wobbly. He has huge feet and he's been tripping over them alot.
    My original plan was to give the one, stronger bator chick to the broody tonight. At the last minute I decided to give her both. My line of thinking is that if the weaker chick has a chance, he stands a better chance under mama.
    Waited until dark, mama had her back to me. I slipped both chicks under her, instant quiet on their part. She spread out a little bit more to accomodate them.
    I can't be going out to the coop every five minutes tonight, disturbing mama.
    Tell me I did right? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    You did right
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds quite successful!!
     
  5. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

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    I did that and im glad it did, saved me work and made her happier with 2 instead of 1 [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You did right![​IMG]
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You did right! If I had a broody at any time I was incubating, I might try that, too, with some of what hatches around the same time.

    Nice four new additions to your flock and you got both 'bator and broody experience! All around good job, Gritty!
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thanks. I may stay in bed all day tomorrow to recuperate.

    Two, possibly three, more broodies to go. [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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