Lesson learned: Don't give up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crabella, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Crabella

    Crabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 22, 2010
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    I've had 3 of my hens go broody. The last one was sitting on one lonely little egg. I've lost track of the time that I have gone out to gather eggs and momma has been sitting on the wrong nest, and this poor little egg cold. [​IMG] Guess the nest with multiple freshly laid eggs looked more promising. [​IMG] Anyway, several times I have either moved her back to the original nest, or moved the egg to her. I really did not think it would hatch, after all of this, but decided that I would wait until Thursday or Friday, just in case. Well, that little egg hatched today, right on time. [​IMG] Just goes to show we should not give up too soon. May have to name this one Sparky, or maybe Lucky. Photo to follow later! [​IMG]
     
  2. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    awww.....aren't you proud of her?
     
  3. Crabella

    Crabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm.... not really? It's more like the egg hatched in spite of her. Just hope she takes care of it, now that it has hatched. I do know if she ever goes broody again, I will move her out of the coop, to a segregated area so she is not so disturbed so much. Next year, this coop will be the designated broody/isolation ward. The new coop will be larger, and have a bigger storage area and the ability to separate into two coop areas when desired.
     

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