"Lucky has gone broody",yessss!!!!!

BackSwampGirl

Songster
11 Years
Feb 17, 2008
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Richlands,NC 28574
Yes my beautiful Black Silkie hen has laid all of her eggs.A total of 18 and she started to sit on them,AND I AM SO HAPPY!!!! BUT I HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS GOING TO SIT ON THEM ,SO I GOT HALF IN THE BATOR,and the other half are under her.She is so sweet and don`t want the Roo and Snowhite to bother her eggs.....
,,,AND THIS IS HER 1st ones!!!! SHE WILL BE ONE YEAR IN APRIL!!!!! She is such a good girl!!!!! We are so happy!!!!!! Sandra and Preston yeaaaaaaaa
 

bmbetsy

In the Brooder
11 Years
May 21, 2008
38
0
22
Southeast Texas
You aren/t the only one, my dominique is only 10 months old and has decided to sit on all of the hens eggs laid in the favorite nest box. She did get up for a drink the other day and I think that there are about twenty eggs under her. YOU GO GIRL. She started on MARCH 6 so I can hardly wait!!!!
 

BackSwampGirl

Songster
11 Years
Feb 17, 2008
651
1
159
Richlands,NC 28574
I am so proud of her.And so proud of yours too!!!! I have always said I wish they would do it their selfs.So then it really seems like real babys.
Congrats on you little one too,maybe they will all hatch for you.I wish I ahd of got allof them under her but the other ones are due Sun,22nd. keep in touch,and let me know how she is doing.
Sandra
 

Ridgerunner

Free Ranging
11 Years
Feb 2, 2009
25,281
14,656
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Southeast Louisiana
You may already know all this, so apologies if I sound preachy or interfering.

Have you marked the eggs under them so you know which they are hatching? If other hens have access to the broody's nest, they will lay fresh eggs which will not hatch. You could also get enough eggs under her that she cannot keep all of them warm, causing some not to hatch. And you need to check under them every day to remove the new eggs. If you do this daily, the eggs are still good to eat.

And congratulations on the broodies and soon becoming godmothers.
 

spook

Songster
11 Years
Apr 21, 2008
3,515
27
244
North Central Florida
I'm just plain envious. Jealous and wanting to bird nap your broodies, LOL. Just kidding, I have waited for the broody stick to hit me, but it keeps missing. Not just speaking for myself, but looking forward to seeing photos! Woohooo!
 

BackSwampGirl

Songster
11 Years
Feb 17, 2008
651
1
159
Richlands,NC 28574
I have already put the date on them and had it on them the day I put them in the bator.And then had to take them out the next day.So they were all warm.

Yes it will happen when you least expect it too.I was so shocked.Your time will come,just hang in there.I cna`t wait to see all of those little Black Luckys hatching.And they are all pure Black Silkies. Thanks so much,Sandra
 

bmbetsy

In the Brooder
11 Years
May 21, 2008
38
0
22
Southeast Texas
I havn/t marked mine or cheked under her but one time. She gets very aggressive if anyone< Hens or Me >tries to get near her so I have left her alone. She got off the nest one time that I know of to get water and then got right back. She didn't even touch the food. I figured that I would leave Mother Nature alone. My hatches have only been about 60%. I am interested to see how she does.
 

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