They answered my question!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dragonlair, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2008
    About 3 weeks ago I mentioend having a Polish hen setting on eggs. She was then joined by a Frizzle Cochin hen and another Polish hen on the milk crate nest, 3 hens crammed into a milk crate. It was pretty funny seeing them setting in that little crate.

    So, this morning I am racing around doing chores. I heard peeping from the pen where the Polish and Frizzles live. I raced in and sure enough, 18 tiny chicks peeking out from under the bodies of 3 broody hens! The Polish hens are very good momma's as is the Frizzle. All are first timers but are keeping the chicks together and warm. I tipped the crate on it'sside and put down a small waterer and food tray, so theya re all set until I can line the sides of the chain link pen tomorrow morning.

    Most of the chicks have feathered feet, but no top notches.
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    Wow 18! Congrats, at least they have 3 mommas to take care of them all!

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