First 2020 set broody

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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Farrier1987 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:09 am

So she is in confinement, quite happily. I let her out for a run every day, eat, drink, stretch, then because the bpoody box is up high, I have to put her back on. did it this morning. Let her out while I did chores. Came back and she was skulking under a ledge, so I grabbed her and put her back on, went and did some stuff.

Two hours later< was in the chicken house and I looked in the maternity, and she was not on the eggs, standing up. So I opened the door to see what was going on, she flew out squawking. I hadnt looked close enough, and I hadnt put Peachy on, but one of her cousins. Peachy was under the ledge brooding a golf ball. The eggs were quite cool, not stone cold. I put her back on. Will see if we lose this hatch too.

And of course, I went and got some Marans eggs from 40 km away, and paid money for them. You never seem to lose a clutch of the so what barnyard mutts. Will see how it works out.

Pic is af a couple of the eggs I set. Not the absolute darkest, but pretty good coloured Marans eggs. And the same hen can lighten or darken seasonally.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by windwalkingwolf » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:32 pm

Hopefully you'll still get some chicks. I had a hen sneak a clutch in December, and she wasn't the most dedicated. Still hatched 5/8.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by kenya » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:26 pm

@Farrier1987 I think they will be fine, if you had put a mask on her this wouldn't have happened, with those colourful masks you could easily tell them apart.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Jenny d » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:04 pm

Oh man, reading this gives me serious envy.
I think having a setting broody would be just the distraction I need from life right now.
I feel like I am forever trying to break my silkies from going broody, but when I'm in the mood none of them are.
Murphy's law.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Kbr42 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:39 am

All my showgirls are broody along with one of my black pullets. I've been hatching since Jan and haven't had to turn on a heat lamp yet :) love/hate broody silkies...but mostly love them💖
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by kenya » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:38 pm

Kbr42 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:39 am
All my showgirls are broody along with one of my black pullets. I've been hatching since Jan and haven't had to turn on a heat lamp yet :) love/hate broody silkies...but mostly love them💖
[/quoteNone of mine are broody at the moment
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by ross » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:25 pm

kenya wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:26 pm
@Farrier1987 I think they will be fine, if you had put a mask on her this wouldn't have happened, with those colourful masks you could easily tell them apart.
Mask on wrong end me thinks Kenya.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Farrier1987 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:21 pm

Jenny d wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:04 pm
but when I'm in the mood none of them are.
The story of my life.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Farrier1987 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:31 am

Day 22 of the second set and nothing. Thats after losing the first set ten days in. This is not how it usually works. Now looking for a couple day old chicks to give her maybe. I dont want to set her again, two months straight of setting, I dont like, thought she would probably be ok. Darn darn darn.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Killerbunny » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:46 am

Oh sorry, poor girl.
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