Just put eggs under my broody who's with me? We are back! With Bantams

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Charlotte, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Ok I just put 9 eggs under my broody, they were $3.00 each the breeds are below! Oh and I will update you every 3 days so stay tuned!
    Dad Orpington:
    Hen: Rhode island red
    Hen: White susex
    Hen: Black Australorp
    Hen: New hampshire brown
    Hen: Orpington

    Reply and tell me your breeds! They can be any type of bird you wish!
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hiya, have a broody hen in a washing basket in my son's bedroom. Gave her 7 eggs this afternoon and she's thrilled to bits, as she's been broody for over a week now ("finally! EGGS!!") I want to give her more eggs, maybe tomorrow morning if it's not too late. Egg donors are mostly Lohmann Silver hens with a RIR cross daddy. Should be an interesting batch of chicks.
    It's her second time going broody and she was a good mom to the first lot of chicks, so I'm feeling positive.
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be too far along for you- mine have been under my broody for 4 days now. However, they were in an incubator for a couple days before that. I figure they're due to hatch on 8/31 or so.

    Anyway, rooster is a black copper marans. Six of the eggs were laid by EE, and one by a white leghorn(ish).
     
  4. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Quote:Well you may be further ahead but come on, you can still join in! [​IMG]
     
  5. busyteacher

    busyteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    I put my eggs in the incubator on 8/6. I candled yesterday and 5/8 are developing. Mine are crosses. 1 buff orp roo x easter egger; 2 buff orp roo x barred rock and 2 buff orp roox australorp or buff orp (not sure on which hen laid these!). Also stuck 6 eggs under a broody hen this past Sunday! Those eggs were given to me so not sure what those crosses will be.[​IMG]
     
  6. One of my broody hens sat today, another 3 days ago. they need such big loads of eggs before they sit. like 20 eggs apiece. the eggs are of various breeds because they all laid them themselves. i have a black PR hen and a white PR hen sitting side by side. Also, one of my silver laced OEG hens is laying a clump in a "hidden" area. she has 6 so far, and i think its going to be a week before she starts to sit.
     
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  7. busyteacher

    busyteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    My broody was not sitting on anything at all! She likes to just sit and sit and doesn't lay at all while she sits so we thought we would give her something to sit on! She is a buff orpington.
     
  8. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Awesome everybody thats great!!!
     
  9. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I placed 5 eggs under my broody on Sunday, 14, and 6 more under her the next day. So im about 2-3 days in. Can't wait, i wish they would hurry up and develop! [​IMG]
     
  10. Chicken Charlotte

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    SAME [​IMG]
     

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