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. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow! tomorrow! I love you tomorrow! lockdown a day away!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. DwayneNLiz

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    Hi Annie
     
  3. Shabooki

    Shabooki New Egg

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    My eggies go into lockdown tomorrow too!
     
  4. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Broody #11 started sitting today. [​IMG] This is getting comical. [​IMG]

    I am officially at an all time high broody epidemic. Luckily I have some production breeds so there are plenty of eggs to go around.
    I have 3 of them currently residing in my feed room. Where am I going to put this one? [​IMG]I have under the poop board, on the poop board, in the nest box, under the coop, in the chicken tractor, etc, etc, etc, broodys.

    Broody # 2 hatched 2 more chicks today. I haven't ever had one hatch chicks and continue to sit. She hatched her first chick on 4/30. She was up to 4 total earlier today. Broody #3 took her 6 out to meet the flock today. She seems to have it much more together than #2. Broody #4 should be hatching this week.
    I also have 15 in the incubator that went into lockdown yesterday. Happy May [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  5. Bantambird

    Bantambird Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep mama hens can do it better than we can if they are good mama hens.
     
  6. DwayneNLiz

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    Holy chickens! Good luck! Send some Broodies this way
     
  7. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I hope I have chicks tomorrow!

    Were still at 7 pips out of 18. I guess I better go to bed. Crossing my fingers! Good luck with lockdown!
     
  8. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I would be glad to!

    The majority of them are marans too. Don't let anybody say Marans aren't broody monsters!
     
  9. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I had one turkey hatch but it must have broke one of the main blood vessels and it bled to death being that young I didn't know what to put on it to stop it and if this offends anyone I am truly sorry I didn't want it to die I just didn't know what to do so I moistened it and put it in the incubator as with my chickens it usually helps stop the blood it didn't bleed very much but when I checked on it wasn't breathing or moving. I think my broody hen is about to give up on setting on the turkeys eggs being that they take longer
     
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  10. Hirad

    Hirad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lost a few more. One looks like a day 6 or 7 quitter and one was probably lost today. Plus removed another dud. Down to 21 eggs from 30.[​IMG]
    I have another that looks like a dud but it's shell is dark enough I'm not comfortable calling it yet.
    Hopefully no more die.
     

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