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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginasmarans, May 2, 2009.

  1. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    It's that time of year again. Thought it might be fun to list the broodies we have. I currently have:
    1 marans hen with chicks
    3 marans hens-on eggs
    2 marans mix hens-on eggs
    2 bantam hens-on eggs
    and one black sex link hen-thinking real hard about going broody.
    What do you have?

  2. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    11% of my hens are broody today.
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I have 2 buff orp broodies. One has hatched out one chick but I took it away and put it in the brooder. I'm scared of what my other orps would do to a baby.
  4. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    2 [​IMG]

    oh 2 black orps
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  5. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

    Feb 24, 2007
    Central Massachusetts
    just one and she is a bantam so aren't many under her. She is very tiny! ErinM
  6. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Songster

    Mar 11, 2008
    Right now I have 2, last week I had 5.

    I have a cochin on some EE/Blue orp eggs and ???blue orp that had a pip last night.

    Then I have a cuckoo Marans on golf balls, but I might pull some of my eggs out of the bator to give her to raise.
  7. newdock

    newdock Songster

    Jul 14, 2007
    British Columbia
    One little grey frizzle sitting on an easter egg and 4 clear incubator eggs. She is sitting fairly well, but I'm not confident enough to pull my day 19 eggs from the bator for her. I will give her the chicks when they hatch if all goes well.

  8. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    I had 2 the first one was a game mix she is done now
    bless her heart she set for 45 days the first set all eggs were bad, 2nd set she did the same I think she was a horrible broody she was up and down every day would poop on the eggs and she didnt turn the eggs like she should have I wont set her again.
    I did my part she didnt do hers.
    My best broody hen is #2 setting on a doz welsummer eggs.
    She is a American Game hen the best one I got.
    I have 4 more hens that will brood they just haven't yet.
  9. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    I have about 25 setting now mostly cochins. I am hatching wood ducks, mandarins, peacocks, pheasants, call ducks as well as a variety of other stuff.
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I have one OEG pullet-hen that hatched 3 chicks about 2 weeks ago. She decided motherhood wasn't for her, and her chicks are now in the brooder.

    I have another OEG hen with 6 golden lakenvelder chicks

    Another OEG/silkie mixed hen with 10 mixed bantam chicks

    A Dutch bantam pullet-hen that is hatching right now, 4 chicks at last count with 7 more eggs to go!

    A golden sebright mixed pullet-hen with 8 eggs that should be hatching anytime now

    An OEGB hen with 10 eggs that is about a week away

    Another dutch bantam hen with 10 eggs

    A silkie pullet-hen with 17 eggs [​IMG]

    And last but not least [​IMG] Another OEG hen who has (I think) 20 eggs, but don't quote me on that number, cause it could be more [​IMG]

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