The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think two of my hens are going broody, they are making those funny noises, I will get some fake eggs and put for them in a nest box, if they sit on them then I'll give them eggs or is there a better way to tell if they will sit on eggs?
     
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome, so glad you could join. [​IMG]

    Yeah, its almost more an art then a science when it comes to knowing when to wait, when to help, and when to just leave it be. Trust me, it took us a while to figure it out and there was a lot of heart-ache along the way.

    Best of luck! [​IMG]

    Yeah, my family doesn't like it when they go on the drive way or the porch for the same reason. I honestly don't really mind. [​IMG]

    YAY! Congrats! [​IMG]

    See you soon. [​IMG]

    Welcome! Sounds like fun! [​IMG]


    We're all praying for the best! [​IMG]

    Welcome, so glad you could join us. [​IMG]

    Chickens can be kind of messy and noisy, its true. You could try locking the chickens in a run and planting some grass seed. In the spring the grass often grows longer then the chickens can keep up with. [​IMG]
    Whoa!

    If your hens go broody before a hatch give them fake eggs for a week and then slip some of the new incubator babies under them. This will help with the chicks care and prevent the hens feeling the need to hatch out even MORE chicks (though more chicks isn't necessarily a bad thing [​IMG]).

    Best of luck!

    Keep us updated! [​IMG]
     
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  3. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

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    When hens are broody they'll let you know. They'll get on a nest of eggs and they'll sit there all hunched up and protective looking, very different then when laying (they sit more upright generally when laying). They may even peck at you and when they get off the nest they spread out all their feathers and run all over the place on their toes, telling any roosters to get out of their way. They'll only use the bathroom once a day, then go running back to their nest. If someone else is on their nest they'll wait near-by until they get it back.

    Broody hens are awesome! [​IMG]
    I have one right now also.
     
  4. lacymorgan

    lacymorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not been completely [​IMG]

    l at not coloring them
     
  5. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just officially ordered a new bloodline of faverolles eggs from Sandra Provost yyyyaaaaaayyyy!
    They are coming to be coming next week, but I am happy just to have them!
     
  6. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    15 eggs set
    5 black silkies and 10 cream legbars.
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    :weee :celebrate
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    My Coop
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  9. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wa!!!!! Lost my crested cream legbar chick! She drowned:(
     
  10. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Can't take credit
    Its Sally's schtuffs
     

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