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

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

  1. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yay! [​IMG]
     
  2. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shell-less egg from my 7 m old barred rock pullet (think it was her, yellow around her vent). She laid a normal one earlier today. She gets layer crumbles and oyster shell offered. Just a fluke?
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Not likely with those breeds, especially if they are hatchery birds. You *might* get lucky with the Easter Egger. Breeder quality Plymouth Rocks are very broody, but not those from a hatchery.
     
  4. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black Australorps are very broody. They are good moms.
     
  5. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Probably it was a once or twice thing. Sometimes at the beginning or end of the five day cycle they seem to have an oops (at least, this what I'm guessing). It can also happen (I think) with a change in light, temperature, stress or molting.
     
  6. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hatchery quality birds vary a lot, my Barred Rock hen has never gone broody. However, I have had Red Stars, Leghorns, and Easter Eggers all go broody, two of them even hatched eggs (the Red Star got disrupted by a predator). Australorps also vary according to the strain and may be very broody or not broody at all.

    I think it depends on the weather a lot also. All my chickens decide to go broody around the same time, or at least a good handful of them.
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I have actually had a leghorn go broody! [​IMG] I was sooo surprised!

    I have had many leghorns, but only one so far has gone broody. Thankfully. She went right back to laying when she was done being mom though. :) She was a great mom!


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  8. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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  9. deserteggs22

    deserteggs22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anyone here that would be willing to tell me some large fowl barred Cochin eggs for hatching for this Easter hatch? Thanks
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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

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    awwwww but she is so pretty!!!

    LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!

    oh man!!!! [​IMG]

    CONGRATS what kind?????
     

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