Surprise surprise

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenboots, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. chickenboots

    chickenboots Out Of The Brooder

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    So I killed my only roo Sunday. After 2 years he started attacking my hens. He did so much damage to one he nearly rippeed her comb completely off and damaged her eye so bad I'm not sure she can see out of it. I have been wanting one of my hens to go broody for months now with no luck, so my 5yo daughter can experience baby chicks being born. Of course, this morning I went to let the hens out and one of my hens acts like she is broody! Heres hoping she sticks it out since they won't be laying fertile eggs for much longer. [​IMG]
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. mom x 1

    mom x 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope it goes well! I want DD to experience egg hatching, but we don't have a roo [​IMG]
     
  4. quibs

    quibs Out Of The Brooder

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    good luck with your girl. hope shes broody for ya
     
  5. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have a Trader Joes near by? [​IMG]
    I know a lady who got fertilized eggs from a grocery store to put under a broody. She had a pretty successful hatch too!
     
  6. chickenboots

    chickenboots Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a no go. She is already off the nest. She never screams or threatens to peck me when I'm collecting eggs though. Looks like I'm going to get me a silkie.
     
  7. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont give up yet!!!!
     
  8. chickenboots

    chickenboots Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not. I'm going to leave the eggs for a few days. How long before they go bad. It's hot here 95-100 almost every day except today. It's been overcast all day.
     

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