Old Fashioned Broody Hen Hatch A Long and Informational Thread

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

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO to update we lost one of our chicks. I went out last week and saw the older one puffed up and not really moving. Within a few hours he was gone. I have NO IDEA what happened. We still have our little frizzle and wow is he ugly! But of course super cute. I have been trying to get a picture of him but he is a fast little guy.

    My speckled sussex started laying, so maybe we will have some more babies in the future!

    I gotta keep my chin up.
     
  2. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay I have another broody :) Sunshine is an 18 month old New Hampshire. Now I just need to find her some eggs to sit on :)

    Do you think she could handle a dozen eggs? I'm having trouble finding someone to sell me half a dozen and I don't want to fire up the incubator.



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  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    So sorry to hear about your chick. :(
     
  4. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    12 is fine. you can up to about 16 if its a big hen.
     
  5. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Sounds like a good plan.
     
  6. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    You could try giving it some polysol no iron infant vitamins or chick vitamins. But most likely it has some condition that it needs to work thru or pass on. Keep an eye on it.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    also Poultry Nutri Drench is something I like to keep on hand and put it in their water for the first week after hatch, then during molt or any other stressful time. great stuff.
    http://barnyardsandbackyards.org/2010/09/18/review-nutri-drench/ you have to scroll a little to read about for poultry.
     
  9. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Wow has he got Sturdy leggs..... Going to be a cute one....

    deb
     
  10. 123ChickieLou

    123ChickieLou Chillin' With My Peeps

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