wtb - eggs from your broodiest broody!!

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  1. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    I'm looking to make an army of self-sustaining 'incubators' and currently have room to incubate some more eggs.

    I want the eggs from your broodiest broody hen, hopefully from a line of reliably broody hens. They can be mean or nice - doesn't matter. Only that they love being broody and will hatch out my mad science projects.

    If that means crazy looking Silkies or some random combination of breeds than so be it - they will be loved and cared for as long as they love sitting on eggs. * Large or medium fowl only please, my flock already picks on the bantam, and I couldn't subject any more birds to that.

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    My broodiest broodies are my flock of mixed-breed bantams. I rarely let them hatch their own eggs because I don't want a lot of extra banty roosters. But they're a lovely & colorful bunch, some with crests, some with feathered feet. Let me know if you're interested, I could pack a lot in a flat-rate Priority Mail box for you. I'm in West Palm Beach, FL 33412.

    By the way, I've always been curious about your user name, I imagine there's a good story behind it...?
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    When I get any eggs from those broodiest broodies, I'll let you know. I don't think they lay any. Just sit in that box all day. [​IMG]
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG] That's for sure!
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I would be happy to send you some.....................when they stop being broody or raising this clutch. I have cochins (standard and bantam) and now a great broody splash orp.


    Really my most consistant broody is my bantam Cochin. She has been here since august (rehome) - she went brood the second day here and is now raising her 3rd clutch (she has one clutch every 3 months). Sadly her actual biological chicks have been cockerels so far [​IMG]
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My silkies are the broodiest, but my Australorps go broody too. Thinking about adding a few cochin hens to use them for bators.
     
  7. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Quote:Aww thanks! I should have mentioned in the first post that I need large or medium fowl. Bantams are super cute and all but I'd love for these girls to be able to sit on the most possible eggs at any one time.

    Quote:There is a story but it isn't mine [​IMG]
    Alice in Wonderland

    Chapter 1

    Down the Rabbit-Hole


    Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?'

    So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

    There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, `Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

    In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

    The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

    Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she passed; it was labelled `ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as she fell past it.

    `Well!' thought Alice to herself, `after such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs! How brave they'll all think me at home! Why, I wouldn't say anything about it, even if I fell off the top of the house!' (Which was very likely true.)

    Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end! `I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. `I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--' (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) `--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)

    Presently she began again. `I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny it'll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downward! The Antipathies, I think--' (she was rather glad there was no one listening, this time, as it didn't sound at all the right word) `--but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand or Australia?' (and she tried to curtsey as she spoke--fancy curtseying as you're falling through the air! Do you think you could manage it?) `And what an ignorant little girl she'll think me for asking! No, it'll never do to ask: perhaps I shall see it written up somewhere.'

    Down, down, down. There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talking again. `Dinah'll miss me very much to-night, I should think!' (Dinah was the cat.) `I hope they'll remember her saucer of milk at tea-time. Dinah my dear! I wish you were down here with me! There are no mice in the air, I'm afraid, but you might catch a bat, and that's very like a mouse, you know. But do cats eat bats, I wonder?' And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way, `Do cats eat bats? Do cats eat bats?' and sometimes, `Do bats eat cats?' for, you see, as she couldn't answer either question, it didn't much matter which way she put it. She felt that she was dozing off, and had just begun to dream that she was walking hand in hand with Dinah, and saying to her very earnestly, `Now, Dinah, tell me the truth: did you ever eat a bat?' when suddenly, thump! thump! down she came upon a heap of sticks and dry leaves, and the fall was over.
     
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  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Hi Friend!----- definitely the Speckled Sussex.... They are our broodiest here on the farm! Just crazy about broody.

    Here's a listing:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=310854

    Let me know if you'd like some and I'll be glad to package up some for you!

    Thanks and have a blessed evening!
     
  9. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Ahh, I see, it's THAT Alice! I use the term "fell down the rabbit hole" to describe situations that were so absurd as to be surreal, for example "I always feel like I've fallen down the rabbit hole whenever I have to go to the insurance office to discuss a doctor bill."
     
  10. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Timing is everything isn't it? One of my hens just decided to become hilariously broody! One who makes very quiet shrieks at us and turns into a pancake when she's sitting on eggs. Too bad I already put eggs in the incubator 4 days before though. Oh well, time to buy some more eggs!

    I'll keep an eye on this thread because I do still want to have an army of broodies but don't have the space to incubate them right now.

    Thanks!
     

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