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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

    Jul 15, 2009
    King and Queen Co, Va
    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 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    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]


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