Okay ya'll, I moved those turkey eggs to my broody hen outside......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PearlD, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. PearlD

    PearlD Chillin' With My Peeps

    259
    0
    149
    Apr 15, 2007
    Northwest Alabama
    and this morning I found a half pecked baby in the middle of the coop!!!! My durn chickens grabbed that baby and pulled it out from under the broody....[​IMG] Needless to say, they are banned from the coop for a while. I penned them up with the geese, and BOY are they ticked off!!!The chickens and the geese. [​IMG] The eggs weren't due to hatch until tomorrow, and I almost stepped on it when I went in to check on her. I put it up under her, and she was so thrilled to have it back! I noticed another egg was pipped, too! (and one was mashed like a turkey pancake.....but we don't want to talk about that.... [​IMG]) This is a Broad-breasted hen we're talking about. She tries sooooo hard to be careful with them, but bless her, she is a cow. It's like watching an elephant sitting on a litter of kittens. Lets hope she's a good mother.....its looking real good right now! [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    49
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Good luck with your poults, Pearl!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by