Mark Broody eggs!!!

JacinLarkwell

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Very important apparently. We very nearly had a horrible case of mistaken identity today when I accidentally grabbed a late term egg while gathering. It had been shifted out of the nest and my hens are bad about laying on the floor so I scooped it up thinking it was a new layer egg and not the Cornish bantam egg that my spitzhauben has been on.

I realized tonight that she wasn't on any eggs and realized what happened. Hurried to candle and returned the right egg under her. Lesson learned now to mark eggs 😅
 

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Very important apparently. We very nearly had a horrible case of mistaken identity today when I accidentally grabbed a late term egg while gathering. It had been shifted out of the nest and my hens are bad about laying on the floor so I scooped it up thinking it was a new layer egg and not the Cornish bantam egg that my spitzhauben has been on.

I realized tonight that she wasn't on any eggs and realized what happened. Hurried to candle and returned the right egg under her. Lesson learned now to mark eggs 😅
I recommend drawing a circle going around the entire egg, so no matter which side it is on, you could see that its a hatching egg. :) Good luck on your hatch!
 

JacinLarkwell

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I never knew there was a cornish bantam breed...
Yep. Stocky, broad little birds. I have a whole bunch. Respectful males too.

I have a quad of white laced reds (One is a white laced buff) and a dark hen and then several youngsters I'm keeping an eye on
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cherrynberry

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They're both (distantly in the CornishX case) related to standard cornish. These however will not have health problems and can reproduce naturally their whole lifetime.
Interesting...

So they lay eggs pretty often and grow at a normal pace? Is there something tou love particularly about the breed?
 

JacinLarkwell

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They're both (distantly in the CornishX case) related to standard cornish. These however will not have health problems and can reproduce naturally their whole lifetime.
They do seem occasionally to have slight Neuro issues when developing though (probably because their heads are so round). Every one of mine has twitching when they're in their "teen" phase but they grow out of it.
 

JacinLarkwell

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Interesting...

So they lay eggs pretty often and grow at a normal pace? Is there something tou love particularly about the breed?
Yeah, mine lay 5 or 6 eggs a week when they arent brooding. I just love their conpactness and calmness. They're like friendly bowling balls. I used to have a male that would let me give belly rubs to him.
 

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