Why girls? Why?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Patches The Hen, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Patches The Hen

    Patches The Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I followed one of my Cuckoo Marans hens today and found a nest that she had made in a bunch grass. There were Leghorn eggs, Marans eggs, and D'Uccle eggs in it. I was wondering why I wasn't getting enough eggs for the number of hens I have! Now, they are in lock down, no free-ranging for a few days. Or until they establish that they have to lay in the coop. They have plenty of leaves to dig through in their pen anyway. [​IMG]
     
  2. Meadowland

    Meadowland Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no. But so interesting that they behave that way. Are they chick or no-chick? Will you let her hatch them?
     
  3. Patches The Hen

    Patches The Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    They are fertilized, but they were freezing each night since she wasn't broody and setting on them yet.

    I had to throw them away [​IMG]

    And since the nest was out in the pasture and there are foxes, skunks, and cats running around, I don't think it would've been a safe place for her to hatch them anyway.
    I'll be perfectly happy if the goes brody in the safe coop though [​IMG]
     
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