Update... We Have 7 Babies Now, Pics On Pg. 3, 4 & 5...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jen4, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    We have a broody BO who has been sitting for 2 weeks now on her nest of 11 eggs, I put 10 under her and somebody added another one acouple days later... so exciting [​IMG]

    Heres 2 pic. of her when I was putting the eggs under her...
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    Heres 2 pic. of her about a week later in her own area...
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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009
  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww... looking forward to seeing some pretty babies! [​IMG]

    ~Cherlyn
     
  3. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Thanks... I'll have my camera ready next Wed.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    So sweet! [​IMG]

    I love my broodies! They are so fun to watch and listen to while they cluck to their eggs. Then comes the precious part of watching their instincts take over and become mama's! It's just precious to see the little chicks run back to mama and nestle themselves back underneath her wings and body to get back into their their safe zone. [​IMG]

    Congrats on having a broody! Can't wait to see her chicks! [​IMG]
     
  5. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    No fair my buff cochin went broody here awhile back now my BO is acting really broody but DH says No babies till spring! What a party pooper! I want BABIES!!
     
  6. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    gumpsgirl - Thanks and I cant wait to watch all that!

    The Chicken People - Awww man... that stinks, lol I really dont think I'll let anymore set on eggs til spring, dont know if that will be a good idea to let them in the winter?
     
  7. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    waw, she's pretty, i hope she will be a good mom.

    i see that see is not feel of being disturbed by you when you're lifting her body to put eggs, mine have gone broody 3 times in 2 months and whenever i get my hand close about 30 cm, she will get away ASAP. [​IMG] and i won't let her to set since none is fertile.

    good luck with you. [​IMG]
     
  8. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Thanks... she is pretty gentle, now some of my other ones arent so nice, lol
     
  9. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Today is day 15 and I tried my hand at candling... only took 3 eggs from the nest to candle... the 1st egg was the 11th egg that got added 2-3 days after I put the 10 eggs under Momma BO and it was all clear, light shined right through it. The other 2 were very dark, couldnt see any light through them but at the top of the egg... is that a good sign? Wish I had a candling expert here.....................
     
  10. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    not an expert but have some experience, that can be good and can also be bad.

    you can candle it from above (as you have done) and the light can pass the air cell and try to locate vein or movement, if any of those 2 signs appear then, they're still alive and develop. [​IMG]
     

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