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

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

  1. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So last night I went to lock up the girls for the night. And couldn't find one of my rose comb leghorns. My chickens free range so I started searching could find her. Went back to the coop to do another head count and found her in a nesting box. She always goes on the roost to sleep so I said interesting. I looked her over with a flashlight she seemed fine so I locked up and went inside. This mourning she was still in there and it was 28f last night. So I'm thinking hope she's ok. I let the girls out and go to check on her. Well she is standing a little turning eggs with her beak. Then I got closer she started clucking loudly at me. So I backed off then she jumped out of the nest and took off. I haven't seen her get back on the eggs yet. This was about 30 min ago. So I don't know if I disturbed her and she gave up or what. I've never had a broody hen before so I don't know when I decide to take the eggs in and say she has givin up. And if she has givin up are the eggs good to eat after she was sitting on them all night. Any advice would be great thanks gals and guys.
     
  2. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Sweet. Didn't even know I entered [​IMG]
     
  3. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Congrats @Chaos18! It was random posting. You talk too much lol.
     
  4. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Never had a woman say that to me before [​IMG]
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I hatched and raised some and they were the most sweet little things. Wish I could have kept them but unfortunately the dog did not like them. She managed to kill one of them by dragging it through the wire on the run. She did everything in her powers to get at them, even trying to dig concrete up when I moved them after that one was killed. In the end I rehomed them as the dog was in state over them. Yet she has never bothered the chickens or even chicks, I'm thinking they smelt more like game and she saw them as a nice snack.
     
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  6. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Grats @Chaos18
     
  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats Chaos!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Thanks. I put a real hard effort into this contest [​IMG]
     
  9. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm bouncing back and forth here watching an auction on Ebay for some button quail. I am hoping to get them for a test hatch.
     
  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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