The Silkies are comming

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mtcookie, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. mtcookie

    mtcookie Dances with Chickens

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    Well in the mail as eggs today.
    Step one: make hen broody.
    Step two: buy store bought eggs and mark them. Place them in hen house.
    Step three: wait for cochin hen named Bertha BigButt to find them.
    Step four: watch look at eggs and waddle away. Grr
    Step five: place Bertha on eggs and demand she stay
    Step six: come back in 4 hr and repeat step 5
    Step seven: chase off rooster boyfriend ( she don't need no loving.)
    Step eight: check on Bertha. (sigh [​IMG] Still on eggs)
    Step nine: wait for real eggs to arrive. and turn on bator just in case.


    Meet Bertha BigButt In this picture she was trying to lay eggs in the small nesting box i have for my banty. She actually did lay one to.
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  2. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    LOL goodluck tell me if it works
     
  3. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    LOL Step one didn't work did it? Step nine [​IMG]
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  4. mtcookie

    mtcookie Dances with Chickens

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    This has actually worked with her in the past. She loves a big oll pile of eggs. She even stole one yesterday to put in her pile LOL

    My only problem is the rooster. He is totally in love with her and will remain near here for about two weeks. lol. Even when her babies are all grown he will tell her it's time to lay eggs. He does this by showing her the nests and sitting in them lol

    It's really funny.

    Ok off to the mailbox and a quick check on Bertha
     
  5. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    is it working?
     
  6. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it!! That is really cute about the rooster [​IMG]
     
  7. mtcookie

    mtcookie Dances with Chickens

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    I put the eggs in the bator till Bertha did her thing. I have been sick this weekend so Bertha was on her own.
    Today I could tell she was setting because at 12 noon no one was out of the coop. lol they follow her. The poor rooster was like hey wake up and get out here. No one would listen till I came down. LOL
    So If all goes well I will transfer the eggs under her tomorrow afternoon. When she goes broody I could stick a brick under her and she would not care LOL.
    I'll post pictures in a few days
     
  8. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    ok goodluck! hope you get feeling better
     

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