fishinambition

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As I predicted, she laid them while we were gone. I noticed when we got back that she wasnt leaving the nest box and when she did the male would take her place. So last night I stood on a chair and took a peek and saw at least 2 eggs. 2 weeks and we'll have chicks. 

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Good luck!

I could never get my hens to stay broody.  Ended up buying a small incubator and that worked well. 

 

We used a covered cat litter pan for the chicks

Cut a hole for the light and kept a oven thermometer in view.  Then we went to a 30gal storage tote til they were ready for the outside.  

 

Hatched about 30eggs.  Maybe 6 were hens.  All roosters!

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6 mins ago, fishinambition said:

I may hand feed them so they will be tame. It's a crazy commitment though.

What breed?   

I had a Buff Orpington that was like a puppy

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8 mins ago, chessie_yaker said:

Singing to the eggs helps them recognize you after they hatch

 

 

So does putting them next to two strips of bacon and buttered rye toast.

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4 mins ago, fishinambition said:

zebra finches. 

Lol!   I thought we were talking chickens!  

 

Seriously good luck.  Friend of mine used to raise finches.

Beautiful little birds:howdy:

 

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54 mins ago, PSegnatelli said:

What breed?   

I had a Buff Orpington that was like a puppy

We've got a bantam buff orpington that doesnt leave the egg box.  I've seen other chickens just push her to the side and lay one with her in the same box.  

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