I can now put my bator away

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by debilorrah, May 15, 2010.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Because I have FOUR broody hens!!!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    You must be drowning in chickens! [​IMG]
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am. There are 10 eggs under a br hen, 12 eggs under my EE and God only knows how many under the two BO's tag teaming the cat carrier.....
  4. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Lucky you! I was forced by DH to put the bator away and nobody is broody!
    Time for coop building if this rain ever stops!
    At least we dont have to water the garden!
  5. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    No that just means you now have more room to fill up. [​IMG]
  6. rizq

    rizq Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Quote:Exactly! I have 3 broodies right now, 2 seramas (one with week-old chicks now) and a rhode island red (go figure) who is sitting on God knows how many RIR, BSL, and EE eggs covered by a barred EE roo! I hope she keeps sitting, curious about the barred/RIR cross. My bator is still being kept full.

    Have bator ... will hatch chicks [​IMG]
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    If mine were selling better than I might consider it, but no one is buyin!!!!!
  8. grundail01

    grundail01 Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    Dustin Acres
    lol trying for egg poor and chick rich now?
  9. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    i have 5 broodies right now. Three silkies are sharing a nest of jersey giant eggs (takes three silkies to hatch one jersey giant lol) one of my big jersey girls is trying to set but I keep taking the eggs and one of my orp girls is sitting on eggs (dont know how many) I just hatched 12 yesterday and today and I have 2 more pipped I also have 30 waiting to go the bator when its empty lol
  10. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    I had my bator going with 27 bantam eggs..well the next day I had 3 hens go broody.Thursday the bator incubated 13 of the 27 eggs, and Friday,the first hen hatched out 6 little partridge cochins and the other hen did not do a good job, she kept letting the other hens get in her nest and laywith her and of all things..this morning I checked to see if she had hatched anything...AND ONE OF MY RABBITS HAD GOTTEN IN THE NEST ALSO AND HAD BABIES..UGHHHH..

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