MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Saris

    Saris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know how I said I was done setting eggs last time........



    I lied....
     
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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] wait whut? which time we talking about? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    oh no! good luck!
     
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I think I said that to my husband, once, or maybe a hundred times. I forget. I blame it on forgetfullness.
     
  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    So does anybody know how to break a broody hen? I really want her to hatch some eggs but since i switched to
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/dumor-layer-pellet-16-50-lb?cm_vc=-10005 my hens just don't lay a lot of eggs anymore. yesterday one of their eggs were oddly shaped. I might let my silkie hatch except i have been getting very little eggs lately. Does anybody know what laying feed to feed my chickens? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    maybe because i switched them to dumor so fast they didn't have time to get used to it? [​IMG]
     
  7. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    I don't buy feed at TSC because it tends to be old, check the dates on it. I also try to stick to Nutrena or blue seal that's what my local feed stores sell too.

    its a possibility, how old are they?
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    the chickens are gonna be a year old in June. I don't know how old the feed is though.
     
  9. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody hen is sitting on 3 bantam eggs. Two are early quitters I didn't remove and I think the 3rd egg quit too as it didn't look alive when I candled day 18. Today is day 21. How long should I wait to remove those eggs and give her the backup egg in the incubator? The backup egg is on day 8.
     
  10. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want to break a broody, put her in a cage with a wire bottom so that there is air flow under her. Give her feed and water and a lot of light (but not direct sun). This works well for some, but not all broodies.

    I personally mix my layer pellets with a higher protein game bird feed. I also make sure they have oyster shells (free choice - separate from feed) and we save, bake, crumble then scatter eggs shells in the run for them to eat.

    We buy our feed at the local co-op. It is more convenient for us (it is closer) and they don't have their feed laying around very long.

    Hope they snap out of it for you.
     

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