my dilema of the day....please help a new hatcher out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kelly FG, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    I gave my Broody BO Sunny 3 fertile Welsummer eggs I bought on eggbid on May 14th around 6pm, so today is day 21.
    She has since broken two of the eggs, I have candled the last egg & I'm pretty sure there is a chick in it. Currently Sunny is in my small coop in the same nest she started in 21 days ago. As of a few minutes ago there were no pips, no cheeps & no change in the egg or broody.
    I'm off from work today but will be working tomorrow. I have located someone in my area that will sell me a day old chick today because I'm afraid having just one baby will be hard. However I'm also nervous about going through the trouble of buying a chick & then possibly not getting a live chick from Sunny's egg. Then I'll have just one chick again.
    I can't buy multiple chicks because DH has already reminded me we are at our space limits in the coop.
    So question number one
    Would you buy another & chick & when/how would you introduce it to the broody?
    When would you move the broody & chick(s) to the nursery?

    Thank you so much!
  2. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    anyone have an opinion?????
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I really don't know what to tell you. She is still sitting on the egg right? I think I would wait until it hatches and then buy the chick but that's me.

    I hope someone more experienced with broodies can help you.

  4. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    sometimes adding babies works,sometimes it doesn't.I would wait too.

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