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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cajunlizz, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    [​IMG] GOT to laugh before I can start to even post this thread .



    Could somebody be so kind as to give me instructions from START to FINISH about hatching eggs . I do not have an incubator , SO can this all be done the OLD FASHION WAY ? HEN CAN DO IT ALL ?

    OK OK OK , CALL ME A DUMMY , BUT EVERYBODY HAS A 1st. Day at something [​IMG]



    LAYING , HATCHING , DAYS WITH HEN , EATING >>>> BLA BLA BLA ??????????[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a Broody hen? I mean you have to have a willing hen or it wont work. lol.
    Do you have firtle eggs?
    Keep in mind I have only been at this for 5 yrs.
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    WE had a broody hen , WITH NO EGGS AND NO ROOSTER .



    We are trying to learn the whole procedure from start to finish IF we do decide to get roosters , ETC.


    We have 35 pullets , all varity of ages .



    ALSO which breed rooster would be the calmest and the most friendly ?


    Hate the think I would be starting a WAR by bringing in roosters .....
     
  4. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok if you have a hen to sit on firtle eggs, it takes 21 days to hatch.
    So maybe someone living close to you that has chickens, could loan you a rooster. Sometimes you can buy firtle eggs, but you would need a broody hen or a incubator. Mostly I get 2 day olds and put them under a light.
    I have a hen who has her 8 chicks, she does it all for them. But she layed and sat on her eggs by her own choice, other wise I would make other hens sit too. lol. I have 20 chicks under a light in my bathroom. I needed to replace what I lost through winter. I don't know if I helped you. Good luck.
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:OK ... IF the fertile eggs stay under the hen the 21 days and they all hatch , DO we move the chicks or leave them with the mother ? IF we move them , Special place they have to be ? LIGHTS , ETC . ? For how long ? Inside the house , OR cage outside ?

    We DO NOT EVER get very cold tempetures here . LIKE right now , its JUNE 30th. and temps in the 90's and should be like this thru Aug. /Sept. . Cools off a littel OCT and NOV. we may get a FEW COLD days DEC. Jan. and Feb. then A/C comes back on from March thru Oct.

    How soon do we have to start feeding them ?
     

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