Waste of a broody bird!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenfortress, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I laughed at myself, so you can too. We had another bantam go broody. There was the usual trouble with getting her on one clutch of eggs, as opposed to moving about from one set of eggs to another as she was forced from one bird or anothers favourite nestbox. I've since put a permanently mounted gate on one of the boxes to protect a broody from this. Once we had the protection, I grabbed some eggs to put under her. Since the bird was my sons, I thought it right to place mostly his birds eggs under her. To get enough to make a clutch I got many from inside that had been collected over the previous few days.

    After waiting 21 days, no hatch.

    22 days, no hatch.

    Then, at last, we get a couple peeps from the only 2 EE eggs I placed in the clutch. None of the bantam cochin eggs of my sons seemed to pan out, though. No sounds, no movement, no anything. So, just in case they're just introverts, I carefully popped a hole in the airsac end. I found the same problem in the others, except for the one that was infertile. They had been hardboiled. I'm a dink....
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    YOU JUST MADE ME LAUGH OUTLOUD!!


    Thanks I NEEDED THAT!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, that made me lauph. [​IMG]



    P.s Iam sorry though!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    my customers think i'm nuts. I just busted out laughing.

    Laughing with you not at you [​IMG]
     
  5. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just laughed soooo loud my son thinks I'm crazy [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    I just snorted water out of my nose! [​IMG]
     
  8. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    [​IMG] I can't even imagine how a three week old boiled egg would smell.
     
  9. robyncorrine

    robyncorrine Out Of The Brooder

    LMAO.
    Totally something that I would do though so dont feel bad [​IMG]
     
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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