We have babies! A successful broody ;)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by calicokat, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
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    Well, the first batch went bust (literally, & stinky-ily, one by one!) They were shipped, so it wasn't a huge suprise. Our hatch rate with shipped eggs is a consistant 0%. Yeah, I'm stubborn, and learn lessons hard, LOL, so I keep trying.

    But, after the last batch, we decided to just put some of our own polish eggs under and see what happens. Since she'd already been broody for about a month, we didn't want to delay geting something under there!

    Voila! Three little White Crested Blues hatched yesterday, and we have one this morning, though it's a little new yet for judging color.

    Three eggs to go.

    The 4H DD is thrilled. We've not hatched our own before, we never had roosters around when we had broody gals. So this is a super exciting adventure!
     

  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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  3. comptonsgonecountry

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    So exciting!!! Congrats on the broody and chickies.
     
  4. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Pics? [​IMG]
     
  5. 1hotmoma

    1hotmoma Chirping

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     

  6. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    Pitched the SSH after checking it, wasn't developing.

    So we're at 4 babies -- 3 blue, 1 black. And 2 to go, hopefully tomorrow (probably while I'm doing the grocery shopping, instead of sitting there watching and checking too! [​IMG] darn!)
     
  7. Congratulations! Can't wait to see chick pics.
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  8. [​IMG] Congratulations! [​IMG] need pics! [​IMG]
     
  9. chookhead

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    some one help day 20 and nuthin i think its day 20 anywyaz co zu put the eggs under her at nite so i dunno when they shud hatch help [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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