THE MOTHER'S DAY HATCH-A-LONG!!!! The last day to join in and set eggs with us is April 28th.

1hotmoma

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 11, 2011
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Well it is with 5 hatch dates just this month alone I am very busy. I get woke up last night to my son telling me that I had a cat deliver 5 kittens. So this is definitely a month for babies here for us.
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I hope to get some pictures here soon. Also I have come up with a way to set the bator with eggs to hatch for camp. I will be using the office at the camp grounds to set up the bator. That way I don't have to move it.
 

Arielle

Crowing
8 Years
Feb 19, 2011
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Massachusetts, USA
Well it is with 5 hatch dates just this month alone I am very busy. I get woke up last night to my son telling me that I had a cat deliver 5 kittens. So this is definitely a month for babies here for us.
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I hope to get some pictures here soon. Also I have come up with a way to set the bator with eggs to hatch for camp. I will be using the office at the camp grounds to set up the bator. That way I don't have to move it.
You have the incubating disease bad!
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AmyLou1782

Chirping
8 Years
Apr 17, 2012
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Iron Station, NC
I'm heartbroken...snake got into my chicken house today and ate all the eggs under my broody. This was the second clutch she tried to hatch. She's still sitting and she's been broody for a long time. Will she get up without any eggs hatching under her? I tried to pick her up but she settled right back down onto nothing. Ugh, so frustrated.
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aaggjg

Songster
Sep 29, 2011
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I'm heartbroken...snake got into my chicken house today and ate all the eggs under my broody. This was the second clutch she tried to hatch. She's still sitting and she's been broody for a long time. Will she get up without any eggs hatching under her? I tried to pick her up but she settled right back down onto nothing. Ugh, so frustrated.
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Oh no that is so sad.... I'm sorry. Wish you were closer I'd give you some of my started eggs to put under her :(
 

Cynthia12

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Apr 11, 2010
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I'm heartbroken...snake got into my chicken house today and ate all the eggs under my broody. This was the second clutch she tried to hatch. She's still sitting and she's been broody for a long time. Will she get up without any eggs hatching under her? I tried to pick her up but she settled right back down onto nothing. Ugh, so frustrated.
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Oh no! So sorry! That poor mama hen!
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Cynthia12

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Ok, here are a couple of pictures..kids and chicks....
One of my many grand children :)
Another grand child. :)
 

rarely bored

Songster
9 Years
Jan 22, 2011
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Central California
I placed my broody hen into the just made chicken tractor, where she continues enjoying the broody process. (to each their own) Mean while, back in the communal nest boxes, peace reigned for all of 36 hours, when two more hens went broody.
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So I am getting NO eggs, and the other hens, the few who are laying, have no where to lay, except under bushes and in the grass.
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Stacking is not for me! I'll never do that again. Couple of eggs cracked in the process of tilting, causing one to leak out, and I didn't catch it until the odor came about! Stinky!
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Ended up washing the bator in diluted tea tree oil then dipping the eggs in the tea tree oil solution to kill the bacteria and remove the stench so I could be sure there weren't any rotten eggs left in the incubator. Typically I HATE the smell of tea tree oil... last night it was a blessing!

Hmmm, bet I could dig up a few pictures of my kiddos with chicks. Found a goose with boy picture...

does this picture even qualify for the contest? The rules say chick or chicken, and a goose isn't either of those. It is ok if it doesn't qualify.
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