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by amberalora
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

Hey guys, It sounds like we should have lots of new chicks by now with all of these broodies!! Killerbunny what did Kathleen end up hatching?? Turkey poults are so adorable! Kbr42 Six broodies!! That's so fun! What did you end up with from all of them?? kenya that's a cool way of doing it, did you e...
by amberalora
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

Kbr42 definitely not saying there is a certain hatching season, sorry if it came off that way! I just have limited coop space for the winter, only one of my coops is insulated. If I bought hatching eggs and she hatched them out earlier in the spring or summer I would have more time to watch them gr...
by amberalora
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

Thanks @Kbr42 I don’t think I’ll worry about hatching eggs this late in the season, if it was earlier I definitely would! I’ll just use this as an experiment if she does decide to sit, and definitely try candling throughout!
by amberalora
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

Ok, these are the spots I am looking for, right?
by amberalora
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

Ok thanks. There was definitely no white spot so it makes sense that it was just an air bubble. I might get a chance to try this out again sooner than later, my other hen has been on her nest most of the day. If she goes broody I’ll try her eggs under her and see what happens. If we get no hatch fro...
by amberalora
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

Ah! Ok - well can’t look at it again haha. I’ll have to check again tomorrow. Thank you!
by amberalora
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

Hopefully this works, I added a picture of an egg from this mornings breakfast - this is my other hen’s egg. This looks like a blastodisc or derm, right?
by amberalora
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

They have all been together since they were chicks. If they were ever going to be fertile you would think that they would be now. :dunno: That's interesting that the Rose comb breeds have lower fertility though. I will start checking the eggs more closely when I crack them and see if there are any b...
by amberalora
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

:lol: Killerbunny - maybe that would do the trick! Hahaha Jaye I opened them up in the barn into a wheelbarrow because I wasn't sure how gross it would be. So I didn't get a great visual - I didn't notice anything that looked like a blastodisc or blastoderm, but I didn't know about those until now, ...
by amberalora
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: First Timer Broody Hen Questions
Replies: 65
Views: 3467

Re: First Timer Broody Hen Questions

I opened them up last night when I took them out of the coop. There was no development at all.

I should have tried candling them earlier in incubation but I assumed that at least some of them would be fertile and I’d just let the hen do her thing and see what we ended up with. Lesson learned.

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