I have my very first broody hen!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by realtreegirl, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. realtreegirl

    realtreegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black cochin I in March is sitting on her first set of eggs :) Not the greatest time of year but I am still excited!
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    That's exciting! Hope it goes well!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck with your broody! I hope she hatches out some nice chicks for you.
     
  4. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck to you!

    I have a Broody sitting on 11 eggs at the moment, and they are due to hatch on Sept 8th.

    It's Winter here (in Australia) so not ideal conditions either, but who am I to tell her that?

    She seems happy, so that's the main thing. I'm sure your girl will do great! You can only let her try [​IMG]

    - Krista
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Broody hens are prized here at our farm! No incubator could possibly compare!
    I just had a hen hatch out 6 chicks, I have another broody that just started sitting yesterday (she has a dozen eggs), 4 chicks in the brooder from my last incubator hatch and eggs hatching in my bator as I type this (maybe I have a smidge of a hatching addiction :oops: ). The broodies always have a better hatch rate than I do. I let mine sit no matter what time of year it is, they take care of the chicks whether its blazing hot or there's snow on the ground ;)
    Good luck!
     
  6. realtreegirl

    realtreegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys :) I can't wait...it sure does beat me doing all the work lol I am enjoying not having to monitor temp and humidity! I love to hatch but I did 3 batches this spring and needed a break was gonna wait till spring but oh I have missed the little chicks so I am excited only 2 weeks to go!
     

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