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HOPES FOR A BROODY HEN

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1 lucky dad, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. 1 lucky dad

    1 lucky dad Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 1, 2011
    West Farmington,ohio
    Wish me luck,I'm leaving eggs in the nest in hopes for a broody hen. Between the Silkie, Australorp, Buff Orpington, Light Sussex the race is on to see who setts first.
     
  2. raimnel

    raimnel Chillin' With My Peeps

    good luck!
    I have 3 silkies that are broody [​IMG] silkies always seem to be broody when you don't want them to be.
     
  3. 1 lucky dad

    1 lucky dad Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 1, 2011
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    Day five and ten eggs in one nest and six in another. No takers yet. One of the BO hens has been spending a lot of time in the nest only to eventually lay an egg, butt it seems like she is taking a long time to lay her egg. She spent at least two hours in there on saturday. Hopefully she will set. Any idea how many eggs a BO can set? They are very spoiled barn dwellers not directly exposed to the elements.[​IMG]
     

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