Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by michaelinnc84, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    ok, broodiness strikes again.... lea the EE is broody... licorice is raising her brood of faverolles and a sneaked in cochin.... nilla has gone broody... josie the serama has gone broody and nimi the duccle.... good grief we are going to be over run!! [​IMG]
  2. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    I want another broody! :rant These stubborn girls aren't falling for the ceramic eggs I spent almost 20$ on! lol
  3. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    West Lebanon, NY
    good luck!!!
  4. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    West Lebanon, NY
    I need opinions please. My 7 eggs hatched within the last 24 hours. The last about an hour ago. I was going to go out tonight and place them under a broody. My dh thinks that because it will be so cold tonight that we should put a heat lamp in there,which to defeats the purpose of doing it at night. SO....should I wait until tomorrow night when they are just a bit older, tomorrow in the AM so I can watch( would she react immediately? ). She is a 10 month old buckeye and this is a first for both of us. My dh is afraid that she will not cover them up and they will freeze to death.

    Edited to say, the chicks were hatched in the incubator and not under her.......sorry for the confusion
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Leave her alone. Mother knows best. Like people told me chickens raised chicks waaaaay before we cared. Lol So she will do what needs to be done. The chicks will be much hardier...

  6. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    awww I have another that is thinking about it .all fluffy when we go near her, barking at me lol, she is broody and I'm going to give her 2 of the 11 day old eggs from under my broody who is sitting on five now. Then they both can be mama's lol
  7. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    West Lebanon, NY
    I guess I forgot to mention that the chicks hatched in a incubator and she is sitting on wooden eggs. Sorry will go back and edit.
  8. Glasshen

    Glasshen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    La Fayette, NY
    Vm, if you put them under her and she sort of settles on with them they will be nice and warm. But it would be wise to go out and check a number of times, because if the babies fall out they can get too cold and that would be sad. Take a flash light and look down and all around without shining it on the hens directly. It will be good. Get out there early in the morning to make sure they wake up good together...you will love it.
  9. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    West Lebanon, NY
    OK glass, after reading your post and stuck all 7 chicks under her. One chick popped it's head out and she pushed it under herself. She also spread her wings a bit to let me stuff more under her. So I guess these are good signs. Went out and checked 3 times and everybody appears safe and sound. Thanks for the encouragement! My husband and I will staying up late and will keep checking them. I have a head lamp with a red light that is great for these things. Enough light for us to see but not so invasive for her.

    When I was putting them under her, a bunch of coyotes started singing. The coop is well protected thank goodness!
  10. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Congrats on the broody!

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