Putting a broody to good use!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kickinchicken, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my bantam GLC wants to sit on some eggs, huh? Well, now she's got them! 12 lovely SLC eggs are tightly packed under her fluffy belly! 21 days til she can start acting like a momma hen.
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I had my first broody hatch last year. It was so exciting to see my hens as mothers, you are going to love watching them.

    Good luck to your hens, I am sure they will be great mothers.
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Gratz on having a broody [​IMG]
    I love it when I have broodies,makes alot less work for me plus they are so cute when they have little fuzzy butts.
     
  4. birds4me

    birds4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the feeling. I have a partridge silkie that was trying her hardest to hatch some straw. I had been pulling the eggs because I sell them as hatching eggs. She still wants to hatch straw so I gave her a few polish eggs.
     
  5. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Yeah! I just had 7 hatch tuesday form under my broody! Is your coop heated? Im just curious, mine isn't, just wondering if anyone else if doing it unheated this winter!
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am. No heated coop or lights either. Have my first broody this year. The coop they are in now is the one we built. We are buying a bigger one and leaving this one for a broody coop. Since I have large hens they need the space. I expect all 11 to go sometime this year. They did last year.
     

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