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My broody buff mama did good (pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fredster, May 14, 2008.

  1. Fredster

    Fredster Songster

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    Two of our Buff Orpingtons recently went broody, so I stuck some eggs under each. I'm pleased to say that even after leaving the nest abandoned most of the day four different times (because she kept going back to the wrong box), our first one hatched her clutch today. Five out of five. [​IMG]

    (dad is a Rhode Island Red, moms are Buffs, Barred Rocks, and Black Jersey Giants)

    We now have 52 chickens, yikes! Does that make us addicts?

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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    How adorable! You gave me hope for my broody. She's gone back to the wrong nest twice!!!
     
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    cuteness overload!!!
     
  4. 3peeps

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    Our buff has three "babies" now (5 weeks?)...I love the motherly look they develop! Your pictures make me want to start it all over again!

    Have fun!

    By the way, we had similar problems with her returning to the wrong nest box, but all the eggs hatched, miraculously. Lots we learned this first time.

    Our buff is a really good mom...hope you experience the same! It's really amazing.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2008
  5. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    Very cute!! Really good pictures too!
    You did good, YOU did good!
    Thanks for sharing!!
     

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