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how can i get chicks the natural way with out using an incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bluebell0728, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. bluebell0728

    bluebell0728 Out Of The Brooder

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    help please! i have a rooster with my chickens i wanna learn how to get babies the old fashioned way
     
  2. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of your hens has to go broody and decide to sit on eggs first. There is nothing you can go to provoke this, she will sit when she is ready.
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 If you do not currently have a breed that is often broody and you are serious about hatching you may want to buy a few very broody birds like cochin or silkies to increase your changes. Be aware that silkie do have some special care needs.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Need a broody chicken , go look up breeds or post them here and we can help you see if you have a bird that might go broody or what kind you can get that may go broody more for you .
     
  5. bluebell0728

    bluebell0728 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 6 rhode I. reds 2 silverlaced winedots...n two aracauna
     
  6. 6homesteaders

    6homesteaders New Egg

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    Our bantam cochin started sitting on the eggs (stealing everyone's eggs to sit on them). We decided to see what would happen, 2 hatched and 1 survived. We let her do all of the work, even after the chicks were born. They were in the coop with the rest of the birds and she would protect him from everyone else. The chick is a full size rooster now and still tries to get under her wings at night.
     
  7. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    RIR's wont go broody but you Araucana's might.
     

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