Second time Lucky :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by barry549, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. barry549

    barry549 Out Of The Brooder

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    hello everyone

    im here to tell you that my second time hatching using the broody hen has been a sucess as my black silkie (treacle) has been sitting on 7 eggs for 25 days the first time and 7 eggs on the second try taking 23 days, she has been an amazingly dedicated mother and now that she has 2 hatched so far it is an sensational feeling :)

    the first time she tried to hatch eggs they all died early as her health wasnt up to scratch so i decided that a nice bath and cleaning bedding for her to sit on with her favourite treats. so i gave her two days of this TLC and she decided to resit, so i wished her good luck

    half way through my second hatch i lost my favourite hen which was a silkie buff due to a serious vent prolapse which she had just recovered from a fortnight before and i was at work and college it didnt help her so i went home one night to give her a little pet and tell her shell be ok and she sat on my knee and peck my nose then she jumped off and lay down:( Next day at 6am i opened the coop up and there she was :( dead the worst feeling i ever had ran through me as she was my everything i rared her :(

    So Treacle is sitting on 2 leghorn and 2 silkie buff( my beloved ) and 3 sussex eggs.
    which so far one silkie and 1 sussex has hatch both fit and healthy :)
    my little silkie chick will be getting named after her mother who died Pepper.

    thanks for reading this post

    RIP Mrs Pepperpot :(
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Wishing you good luck with the remainder of this brood. [​IMG]
     
  3. barry549

    barry549 Out Of The Brooder

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    this is the only chick we got out of this brood better luck next time but it seems happy :)
     

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