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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HunnieBaer, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. HunnieBaer

    HunnieBaer Hatching

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    Hello all!
    I'm Cheri from North Mississippi and I bought my first chickens in March or April. I've really enjoyed them and have been patiently waiting for my first egg and finally discovered 2 little pink ones last night!! My rooster has been pretty frisky with all the ladies and idk who laid these but they're in different boxes.
    * Should I put them in a box together?
    * Does someone have to be broody to sit on them?
    All of my sweetlings are bantams.
    --Thanks. Looking forward to being here!!
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the first eggs! As Judy said it's unlikely that you will get a broody this time of the year, but heck, you never know! Enjoy the site :)
     
  4. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Songster

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    It's unlikely to get a broody in the fall or winter.I have saw some people who achieved.I know a way you "might"be able to encourage/get a hen to sit.Try layer feed.Put eggs in nest boxes,but right now that's all i can think of.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Congratulations on those first eggs! :ya You've gotten some good suggestions above. X4, you might as well go ahead and use those eggs, would put a couple of fake eggs or golf balls in the nesting boxes to keep the girls laying in there (so they don't decide to try and hide nests).
     
  6. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Songster

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    Welcome!

    And just wanted to add, it's usually better to let pullets mature a bit before hatching eggs anyway.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    So glad you joined us.
     

  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on those first eggs!! How EGG-citing! Yes, I agree with the above posters. You will probably have to wait til spring for any of your birds to go broody. Generally this is not the time of year for broodies and new layers usually don't go broody just yet either. So you can either eat these eggs or put them in the incubator.

    Enjoy your lovely flock and welcome to ours!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    Congrats on the eggs![​IMG]

    The above posters have already given you good advice so I'll just say welcome and good luck.
     
  10. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     

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