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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by emvickrey, Sep 30, 2010.
I have a broody hen, I have a Broody hen
I am guessing you are happy and trying to hatch eggs from all the excited smiles
So congrats!!!!! Do you have some eggs for her, if not, I'll be glad to assist... Congrats I finally got 2 broody hens....first since Jan 2010!!!!!!
I have a broody who's just hatched out her first chick. . . It is an Olive Egger. Can't wait to see the rest of them!
In the past 5 years that i've had chickens, i've never had one that would sit on eggs. My incubators are always full and have eggs waiting. She will be a nice help. She was frantically looking for a hiding place yesterday and I followed her around to make sure I could find it. I ended up putting her a nest together out of an old 5 gallon cooking oil jug I had used before for some Phoenix I had. filled it with wood chips and put it in the unoccupied side of the rabbit hutch. When Iput her in she went directly to the box and started fixing her nest. She laid an egg and I gave her another one and she just sat there happy as a clam. DH gave her another one. A blue one so she has 3 eggs. A green one of her own, a blue one of her sisters and a RIR/BO egg. She didn't lay one today so I suppose she won't lay anymore. I don't know since this is my first. Should I still feed her layer or what? Today I fixed her up with a mixture of layer and scratch grains. She comes out to poo and eat and drink. Unless i'm out there she stays in the nest. She is very friendly. OH! She's an EE by the way. We bought 7 BO pullets and a cockerel in hopes we would get one to go broody. And look who does it. I know the eggs are fertile. I just hatched out some from the same pens. Different roo in one of them though. There is an Ameracana roo in the EE pen and a Blue Orphington roo in the RIR pen.
Oh what a thought Blue Orpington over RIR. Have you hatched any, what color were they?
Quote:I haven't hatched out any myself yet. I was doing a pay if forward for 2 weeks and was giving some away with just asking for shipping. So there are 5 people that will get to see what they will look like before me. lol. I am working on my next to last shipment and all have been claimed. I plan to make a post to sell them after I replenish my egg supply for eating. We are just about out. I've been sending out between 14 and 18 eggs in each box. I hatched out some from the EE X Silkie pen and they are just beautiful. I do have 2 favorites though and they both came from my Production red that is in that pen. She always has pretty babies no matter who the father is.
Now that one of the EE's has gone broody my next 2 shipments will have less green eggs if any. My EE's haven't been laying very well all summer and now that it's cooler they havne't picked up the pace any. They may be getting sold if they keep it up. I have 1 that just stopped all together. She's just a year old and she laid a few this spring and none since. She is a white one and would be concidered an Ameracauna but i'd prefer to call my girls EE's to save the argument. As long as they lay colored eggs is all I ask anyway. I had somebody give me an Ameracauna roo, but I think he is an EE. I had an Ameracauna roo and this one looks nothing like the other one. He has no tufts by his ears and no beard. But he is a nice fella and is good to the girls and i'm happy to have him. So no complaints here.