Never throw out eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BLaBauve, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    I have a broody hen that has been sitting on 9 eggs. I candled on day 16 and thought only 6 were actually progressing. The others looked dead - no blood rings, but no veins or movement, and seemed runny. So I only expected a few chicks. Well here it is day 21 and we're on chick number 8!!!! I am so glad I didn't throw out the other eggs! My new broody Mom is so excited!

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  2. jjthinkagain

    jjthinkagain Chirping

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    That is soooooooooooooo sweet! Very glad you posted.
    JJ
     
  3. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

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    Awwwwww can I have one?
     
  4. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    LOL, yes! I can really only keep 1. I did not expect this many to hatch! I gave her a bunch of eggs just so I knew something would hatch!
     
  5. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Songster

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    You can only keep one? Why is that? Such cute chicks.
     
  6. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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  7. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Why thanks! I didn't even notice the picture didn't go up.

    I can only keep 1 because I have enough chickens! I knew from the beginning that I would be giving most of them away once they're a little older.
     
  8. Jarsheart

    Jarsheart In the Brooder

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    Congrats !! Love the pix, they are SOOO cute !!
     
  9. Gypsi

    Gypsi Songster

    Just beautiful. Much prettier than baby cockatiels too.
     
  10. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion 8 Years

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    Congratulations on the babies. They are awful cute but that broody is gorgeous. What kind is she?
     

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