Poor little rookie broody...down from 7 to 3

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrs. Feathers, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Well the first loss my hubby found outside the nest three days ago....a broken egg with a developed chick.
    Today mama stepped on an egg #2 down...two she pushed out of the nest a couple times so I candled them one dud #3 and the other #4 looks like a quitter on about day 14. She has three under her still...one she had pushed out of the nest and I tucked back under her so I am not holding hope for that one although she didn't push it out again like the other two so we'll see. Going into day 20 tomorrow so I hope she gets at least one chick from the three remaining eggs...poor little gal has worked so hard but she is not very elegant in the nest or moving her eggs around. [​IMG]
  2. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2011
    my dad's muscovy hen laid about 14 eggs 9 hatched but only 4 made it. pretty good for her first time though [​IMG]
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma

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