New chick on the nest

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bluewillow, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Bluewillow

    Bluewillow New Egg

    Feb 9, 2009
    Hi I am new to the forum and chickens

    I have sussex 1 red cock called red baron
    1 red hen called chicken lil
    three white hens with black necks called the three degrees
    and 1 speckled cock called george all about 7 - 8 months old

    I picked them up at chertsey show in surrey and enjoy keeping them.

    They are all in togeather and seem to get along fine, I close the boys up at night and seperate them to stop the noise.

    I have been getting 3 or 4 eggs a day until last week when one of the hens sat in the nest on top of the eggs and now I cant move her.

    I havent the faintest idea what to do about her, but is shes happy then fine, altho I dont get any eggs anymore.

    I want to show the specked if I can and am searching the internet for shows in my area.

    I am primarily a horse owner succsessfully showing at all levels
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

  3. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Welcome to BYC !
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    welcome Bluewillow, From Tn.
    just allowyour hen to do what comes naturel.
    she seems to be taking care of business.
    and before you know it you may have a larger family of chicks..
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  8. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
  9. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine
  10. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hello Bluewillow! Best of luck with your broody hen!

    And [​IMG]!

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