WE HAVE BABIES!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KristanR, May 6, 2016.

  1. KristanR

    KristanR Out Of The Brooder

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    Hubs and I were talking about getting an incubator at the first of the year and then well...things just got away from us. it wasn't really a "we MUST do this" sort of thing just a "maybe we will do this" sort of deal. LOL And then.........

    We had a hen go broody.

    We gave her 8 eggs, candled them at day 10 and then moved her into a partitioned area in the coop where she could still "be" with the flock but have peace.

    I checked her this morning and didn't notice anything different. I came home from work and all 8 had hatched. They are sex linked so as of tonight we have 4 boys and 4 girls!! ALL 8 HATCHED!!! They are so cute!! LOL [​IMG]
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Thats great news - congratulations!

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  3. DixieLW

    DixieLW Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats! I just got my first hatch under a broody! Had given up after aprox 23 days...went to "clean up" and found the baby under her! Not sure I'll get any more though....we'll see.
     
  4. KristanR

    KristanR Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck!!! I was VERY surprised that all 8 hatched! I hope yours do too!
     
  5. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, they are so cute!!! This is adding to my desire to try to hatch chicks again- maybe I'll let the hen do it this time, though!
     

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