Penny's Settings (Photos)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kung Foo Chicken, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used my broody hen (Buff Orp/Leghorn cross) to get her settings and see what she got. The humidity under her has remained a constant 56% from day 5 till they started hatching and it went up to 70% once eggs started hatching. Her temp has been 100.1 f.

    She had 100% hatch of 8 Mille Fleur D'uccles on day 21. [​IMG]
     
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  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    CONGRATS on the babies [​IMG]

    Gotta love the broodys they are the BEST egg hatchers [​IMG]
     
  3. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Penny has green food coloring because her twin kept trying to steal her nest and for the life of me can't tell them apart. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    aww they are beautiful! Looks like you have her in some kind of enclosure outside? I am looking for suggestions on what to do with Mama and her chicks when they hatch. They are so cute!
     
  5. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I especially love the second photo with the chick hamming it up for the shoot!
     
  6. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww Look at those little chicks! Good Luck on raising them! [​IMG]
     
  7. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks, yes they are in one of those small plastic doghouse things. I cut the wire on the small run to an exact fit and the front of the house fits into the small pen. It's kinda hard to describe but, to take it loose I have to lift up on the back of the house and pull backwards so they are relatively safe in their own small pen. The roof is lifted off for photos here.

    Penny's twin is sitting on 8 more due soon. I suppose I will call her Minney. [​IMG]
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  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Oh that is just the cutest thing EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Until mine hatch of course. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not so lol! My brother and I saved our lunch money when we were 8 and 10 and sent in an order for 10 to McMurray. They sent us back a note that we didn't order enough. So we've been wanting these type of chickens for 23 years!
     
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  10. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    wwhat a cute little story about wanting them for 23 yrs. and mama and the babies are soo cute.I have a broody due next week this is her 2nd hatch.
     

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