I knew this day would come....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginasmarans, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    and now it has. You know all of my marans decided to go broody at once. Add to them a broody bantam and 2 broody white leghorn hens and that gives me 9 hens due to hatch within a couple of weeks of each other. I have 3 hens with chicks(1 hatching)and 6 brooding. My 2 white leghorns are due to hatch on the 8th and 10th and I am out of pens. My chicks are too young to combine into one pen, so I have to come up with a solution,quick. I may have to let someone raise her chicks in the big pen. I've done it before, but I think the chicks grow better when they and the hen are separated from the others. Anyone else have my problem?
  2. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    That is a lot of broody hens. [​IMG] A couple broody hens are probably nice to have, but that many has to be a pain.
  3. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    My only problem is all my broody hens and no eggs to hatch. I am to the point where i only have one breed i wish to add and i cannot find the eggs. So 4 broody hens and nothing to hatch [​IMG] At least you will get baby chicks for putting up with the grumps [​IMG]

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