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Letting a first time broody give it go in the cold.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Barred Rocker, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

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    I've got a Silkie/RIR or NHR cross that decided she wanted to try the motherhood game. She's only 8 mos but she's determined. I was going to just take her eggs away because I think it's just too darn cold to be raising chicks right now, but I decided to give some of my pure BR and BO pullet eggs a try. I'm not even sure if they're fertile but if a few do hatch I''ll get a heat lamp out in the brooder to help her out. Here's the kicker, the hen's name is Chill, my daughter named her because she was so calm as a chick but right now it has double meaning. I'll let ya'll know if anything happens on 2/2.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
  2. Mr.Grantly

    Mr.Grantly Out Of The Brooder

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    lucky duck. Our chickens just started laying and the rooster just started doing his thing too. Now where on to wait for a broody hen. Good luck keep updating [​IMG]

    Grant
     

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