I'm dreading Monday!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bloom chicks, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody (Lily) babies are suppose to hatch on Monday and I have to take them from her....[​IMG] her sister (Lady) that was broody deciced that she didn't want to be broody anymore so I had to put them under Lily so now she has a staggered hatch.....The other eggs aren't due until the following Monday......... I am hoping that she is up to the task because I don't have an incubator....... Any suggestions? ................ I was hoping to get another broody to put them under but no such luck.......
     
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As soon as the chicks hatch could you move them into a brooder in your home? Perhaps then your hen will stay on the other eggs. People have directions on here how to make incubators - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-chicken-egg-incubator-designs-pictures

    I have heard that sometimes a hen will continue to sit on the eggs for a couple days even after the eggs have hatched, just in case there are any late hatchers. I can't say that for sure, as I am on my first round using a broody. Maybe you could put a ad on craigslist, either asking for an incubator, or that you are selling some fertile eggs that are already partly formed.

    I hope it all works out!
     
  3. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have the brooder ready when they hatch....... I was just praying that it wouldn't have to come to that...... I have been spoiled with broody mama's taking care of the babies...... I love to watch broody's with their babies..........
     

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