Broody chook, currently sat on eggs!

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« on: June 21, 2006, 13:28 »
:D Hi all, just wanted to let you all know that Ann, my gorgeous black Maran, is currently broody. I decided I would give her a little treat, and let her become a mum, so I bought her some Cream Crested Legbar eggs, off of ebay. The reason for the breed choice, is that they are an auto sexing breed, therefore, when the chicks hatch I can tell which ones are girls and which ones are boys, straight away, rather than having to wait a few months. I am currently wondering whether she will notice that the eggs are a different colour than her own usual ones, the new eggs being a pale blue/green colour! And also whether she will wonder why the chicks don't look like her, when they hatch!! :wink:  Just wanted to share my excitement, with everybody, as hatching chicks is something I have been egar to do, since getting chickens. I will keep you posted with progress.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006, 23:10 »
Congratulations - since you're 'expecting' :)
I don't think you need worry - chickens will even try to hatch china eggs and if birds worked out the offspring were different the cuckoo would have never existed.
Exciting isn't it :) :) :)
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 19:54 »
:( Oh well, Ann tried her hardest, but she couldn't make the infertile eggs hatch, however hard she tried. Just a little update about the hatching eggs, after waiting with baited breath for 3 weeks, the day of reckoning came on Tuesday, and not a peep was heard. All the eggs were infertile, and I was gutted, but not as much as broody Ann. She did well, bless her, but no joy. We will try again next spring I think, if she goes broody!?



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