Eggs are under broody!

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Eggs are under broody!
« on: May 31, 2010, 08:32 »
I've just put a couple of eggs under my broody hen (called Albertine/Bertie).
They are mixed bantams and black pekins  :happy:. Hope I will be on here in 3 weeks time giving you all good news!! ;).
I'm going to transfer some under my other broody (called Rosie) a little later because she was sitting on a cracked egg and has become all sticky, so I'll have to give her a quick warm bath.

Has anyone got any photos of mixed bantams because I'd like to see what they might turn out to look like. I expect there are lots of photos, but post them all on here!  :lol:
« Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 08:40 by Pretty Chick »
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Re: Eggs are under broody!
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 08:58 »
Do you know what the mixed bantams parentages are? there are so many different breeds of bantams (although to be honest there isn't many true bantams - these are bantams that have no large fowl equivelent). I have silkie crosses (these make fantastic broody hens usually) and lemon millefluer sablepoot bantams as well as my large fowls. I guess you will just have to wait around 3 weeks to see what they hatch like and then wait until they get their true feathers to see the end result.
So today is Day 0 for you hatches and the chicks could hatch anytime from day 18 through to day 24.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Eggs are under broody!
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 09:03 »
No, I don't know what their parentages are. I guess I'll have to wait and see  :).
I suppose it's more exciting not knowing what they will turn out like   :happy:.

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Re: Eggs are under broody!
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 09:07 »
and even after hatching they will still keep you guessing - Dannii one of my silkie crosses had sickle feathers, large wattles and a bigger comb plus pointed ended feathers around the neck so was called Danny. Then he lost the sickle feathers and started to lay eggs  :lol:. Danny has hatched 7 araucana eggs for me this year and is now broody again  ::)

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Re: Eggs are under broody!
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 09:30 »
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Joe, (our first chick) is an orpington buff x silver laced wyandotte. It was fascinating seeing him grow and has turned out to look like a bit like a light sussex!! ???  :lol:

Here's Joe as a chick:
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Re: Eggs are under broody!
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010, 09:31 »
And Joe now:
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Re: Eggs are under broody!
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010, 09:45 »
Guess I've just found the answer to whether you managed to wait till today to put the eggs under your broody! :D
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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Re: Eggs are under broody!
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010, 10:11 »
Yes  :D



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