Letting Nature Take it's Course... oh boy

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Why and Dotte, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Why and Dotte

    Why and Dotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will be interesting,
    I was going to break my broody but the family suggested letting her hatch and have "nature take it's course" no babying, mom will take care of them amongst the 32 chickens, those dotties are pretty tough. So here I am on day 2 still gathering eggs for this chicka, she's oblivious to anything, lol if I was going to break her with a breeze that would be pretty much impossible, it's going to hit 100s this weekend( I was gonna use an ice pack anyway).
    The offspring will be mixed 2nd generation, I'm trying to throw in some australorps and other good layers, the daddy is a maransx I think.
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mutts lay eggs, their chicks usually are gorgeous, the experience will be enjoyable.
    I love broody hens and the whole hatching thing,

    Enjoy it,

    sandie
     
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy. Broodies are fun to have around.[​IMG]
     
  4. Why and Dotte

    Why and Dotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure are, grumpiness and all!
    Last year's broody was an angel.
     
  5. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wish one of my hens would go broody! i'd love doing it the natural way more then the bator.

    GOOD LUCK [​IMG]
     
  6. bethanyrae

    bethanyrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, cool. I just did the same thing. A new hen went broody, and I wasn't sure if she would stay long enough for me to order eggs for a nice breed I want to develop. So I just gathered a days worth and stuck them under her. A real melange of eggs...6 types of large fowl under 2 types of roos, and two types of bantams under 2 types of roos. And I don't even know who donated...this will be fun!
    bethanyrae
     

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