She's hatching!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginasmarans, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    One of my white leghorn hens is hatching babies. She is on cucoo marans eggs and I could see 2 fuzzy butts. I don't know how many she has because she is a vicious thing and nearly takes my hand off when I try to touch her.
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    How exciting!!!!! Congratulations!!! [​IMG]
  3. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    [​IMG] It's so exciting. Congradulations!! [​IMG]
  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    congrats on your new chicks
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    yay!!! I miss seeing a hen with happy lil chicks behind her. Congrats!
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Well, she has 3 little marans chicks. One other looked like it hatched but died and one was pipped and partially zipped,but got rolled over and died. The rest of the eggs I put under another broody,just in case they hatch. She's a good mama and flogged the stew out of me when I caught one of her chicks that got out of the nest. They are all safe and snug in their own cage.
  7. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    wow congrats on ur babies
  8. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    I thought leghorns weren't supposed to go broody!!! Just goes to show that years of breeding can be thwarted by a little good care....LOL!!!
  9. Congrats on the babies!! [​IMG]
  10. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Thanks for the warm wishes [​IMG]. I know,it's crazy. This is the 3rd leghorn to go broody this year. I had 2 go broody last year. So far almost every marans or marans mix I've had,these 3 leghorns and one bantam have gone broody. I've lost count. I still have 3 hens with chicks,2 on eggs and one I'm going to set with eggs this evening.

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