I'm a DADDY!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MayberrySaint, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    After getting tired of constantly chucking broody hens off the nest and over the fence, I decided on July 20th to let a BO and BA hen to set on 12 eggs. I only have one rooster and 32 hens, so I only expected 2-3 chicks at best. On July 22, I added 7 more eggs to the batch.
    No experience at candling, so I left all the eggs under expecting a possible hatch on Sunday...WELL...tonight I go out to lock up the coop and what do I hear...little chirps...[​IMG]
    I lift up the BA hen and there is a broken egg, but no chick...[​IMG] It was under her wing...and was still wet, so I carefully put her back down and saw another egg pipped.
    The BO hen had two dry vigorous chicks under her...[​IMG]
    Looks like I am going to have a decent hatch percentage. The crosses should be interesting...BOxBA, BOxSLW, BOxLBr and pure BOs.
     
  2. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    woo!
    Congratulations!
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    way awesome....now you need to show pictures of these cuties tomorrow or something or we'll all be pouty. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats on your hatch may more hatch
     
  5. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Here are the 3 mothers in their brooding area...

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  6. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Hens sharing/stealing each other's chicks...

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  7. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Hatchlings in the nest...

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  8. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    A close-up...must be a BOxBA...

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  9. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    A BOxLight Brahma...has feathered legs...

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  10. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Chick loving on it's momma...

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