My First Broody!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Brahma Chicken5000, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    At the insistence of @KikisGirls I am starting a thread about my broody pullet Charlotte. Charlotte is a Golden Sebright x Old English Game Bantam pullet. For the past few days she was acting all odd. She would walk around all puffed out and make noises. I suspected that she would go broody. Well yesterday she laid her last egg and promptly went broody. So now I will be getting 6 fertile eggs this Sunday for her to hatch.
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  2. KikisGirls

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    :love
    Will you be candling these eggs at any time?

    Are you going to move her to a secure area where others can't bother her?

    :pop
     
  3. SweetTea&Chicks

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    I'll definitely be watching this!:pop
     
  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer

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    I'm in! :pop:wee:caf
     
  5. Brahma Chicken5000

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    She is currently in a prefab kit coop by herself. I think I will candle the eggs on either day 10 or 14 to ensure that she will continue to sit.
     
  6. KikisGirls

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    10? I'm going to die!:barnie
     
  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    She doesn’t even have the fertile eggs yet. Maybe I’ll candle on the 7th day just for you. ;)
     
  8. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    I would recommend candling and smelling the eggs around day 18. I just had a broody hatch where an egg went bad and exploded under a hen, killing one freshly hatched baby and two in the shell.
     
  9. Brahma Chicken5000

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    Oh my gosh! I’m so sorry that you lost 3 chicks. I will definitely candle the eggs on day 18.
     
  10. KikisGirls

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    And day 5.:oops:
     

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