*sigh* I'm loosing my touch. (Warning: Hi-jacked by Em)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickengal505, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    You did the right thing to that coon!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Umm, I'm guessing that 25 is on the high end. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    The gals never cease to surprise me. I had a duck that hatched 17 out of 18 eggs once, and you know how big duck eggs are!

    It's usually not a good idea to let more than one hen set in one nest, because their squabbling tends to break or otherwise mess up eggs. I once had two Silkies that settled on one nest, and the other Silkies in the pen kept sneaking more eggs under them. I pulled the chicks out from under them as they hatched, and the girls kept right on setting. They hatched more eggs out of that nest that summer! I think one hen stayed on the nest for something in the neighborhood of 3 months before I started marking the eggs, and taking away the new eggs as they were laid. When she finally walked away from the nest with a chick, there were 2 eggs left, and they were both duds. [​IMG]
     
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Oh thanks a lot tani [​IMG] ([​IMG])
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Not you, Tani - you're a 'Semi Elder'. I think. [​IMG]
     
  6. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy


    Oh, you were wrong for that! [​IMG]
     
  7. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy Sour, glad you're back! I think Tani is more of an Older than an Elder. I don't think she can be an Elder until she's 25. By the way Tani, an Older is an Elder in training.
     
  8. Orpingtons4U

    Orpingtons4U Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get you JD
     
  9. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Okay, I broke down and pulled five eggs from the broody and left her with an even twenty. She has no trouble covering that many. Now if I can just keep the other hens from laying in there.....
     
  10. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What for Orps?[​IMG]Or do I have to read your mind?
     

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