Join me in a chickie dance!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Southern28Chick, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
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    I know I know, don't count your chickens before they hatch BUT I just candled Turkey's eggs and out of the 9 she's on 3 of them are looking WONDERFUL.

    Some of them may be to dark to tell but I think they're duds. She's on day 5. I see 3 beautiful 1/4" babies in the eggs and tons of veins.

    The eggs with the babies will be:
    EE/Dominique
    RIR/Dominique
    & either another RIR/Dominique OR Barred Rock/Dominique (I'm leaning more towards Barred Rock/Dominique because of the color of the egg.

    Turkey is doing great and she is sitting TIGHT on those eggs. I have to force her to get up to poop!

    Here's the proud/grumpy momma to be:
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    Here she is before her move to the mommy pen:
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    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Gooooooooo mamma hen!! Hope she has a good hatch for you!

    I love to see the pics of the ever patient hens just sitting and waiting. I wish I had that much patience!
     
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    She's so funny when I go into the coop she makes her back off noise and shakes her head like she's telling me "oh no you don't, these here are my eggs!"

    I never thought a broody hen would be this protective! I can't even look at her without ticking her off.
     
  4. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got to love those broody hens, LOL. I went to gather eggs this afternoon and have one a settin', I am a sucker for baby chicks so I gave her all of today's eggs.
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    You have a nice little broody set up for her!
     
  6. freeda

    freeda Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww, she's so cute!
     
  7. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing more fun the having a mamma with babies!! Hope you get a nice hatch! My experience is that day 5 was often to early to tell. Wait a couple days, you might see more going on. [​IMG]
     

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