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Unknown chick using the Broody Method..Any Ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheChickenProject, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. TheChickenProject

    TheChickenProject Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2010
    Hello everyone! My frizzle bantam decided to go broody at a year old. We decided to let her try and hatch some eggs as long as she was just sitting around. I stopped by a small farm that had a sign for eggs and asked if they had any bantam hatching eggs. The older lady walked to her coops and returned with three eggs. Since beggars can't be choosers, I thanked her and left.

    Last week I candled the eggs and found one to be blank, one had an air sac but was brown and hard to see, the last was white and I could see the chick move inside. I had an expected hatch date of 6/25/11. Tuesday morning, the 21st., I found the brown egg broken and this chick in the nest. Since then, I've used a wireless security camera to monitor mom and the chick. The white egg has not hatched yet.

    Since I have no idea what breed chicken this came from I thought I would post here.


    Thanks for the help. By the way, I'm guessing mom is a bantam cochin. Am I right?
  2. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    I think babe is a bantam cochin too!!!!!!!!!
  3. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2011
    SSF, CA
    looks like you are correct... black cochin something... looks like it has black skin?
  4. TheChickenProject

    TheChickenProject Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2010
    gunnarmcc, I can't give the color of the skin yet. My wife won't let me pick up the chick and bother mom until she knows for certain if the other egg will hatch.

    Thanks for replying so quickly.

    I looked up the black cochin breed and this chick definitly has the same markings on its nose. The feathered leg is probably from the cross breed.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Awww.. nothing cuter than a hen with her chick! [​IMG]
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    It does look like it's a cochin cross of some sort. It's curiously colored for a chick though. Most breeds that end up black have a yellow underside. Keep posting pics of it as it grows, it's facinating!
  7. TheChickenProject

    TheChickenProject Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2010
    Hi Everyone! Sorry for not replying sooner. The second egg hatched two days after my post and I'm finally getting around to uploading photos.


    I let momma and chicks be by themselves for a week. Today when I forced my still broody bantam to get out and walk, I noticed she was straining to poop.
    I checked her out and you can see the poop attempting to come out but she only releases fluid.

    I tried a warm cleaning tonight and gave her some bread with olive oil. Any one else have this problem? I guess she is constipated from sitting so long.


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