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#1 2012-08-12 14:06:40

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Sunday in the South

Mama, what's a cricket?!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0MMUfRLhnD4/UCe3LFHB64I/AAAAAAAACIY/TSj6iQxI9OM/s720/DSC_0377%2520%25282%2529.JPG


I GOT A CRICKET!!!!!
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OWWW, Mama! He got a cricket an' I got stepped on!!!
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#2 2012-08-12 14:38:54

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
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Re: Sunday in the South

Awesome! Do your hens go broody often? I thought that it was a rare occurrence. We had a good laugh at these pics.


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#3 2012-08-12 15:28:59

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Sunday in the South

OMG what cute pictures :love: 
Did she hatch them, I know you mentioned some eggs under a broody but I thought it was one the the BA girls??  Boy the cricket is a meal for a chick, I love watching them when they have a special treat, the chatter and running around they do =D

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#4 2012-08-13 01:31:16

Maggiesdad
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Re: Sunday in the South

riverbendfarm wrote:

Awesome! Do your hens go broody often? I thought that it was a rare occurrence. We had a good laugh at these pics.

This is my first EO to go broody, she was 32 wks when she started setting.

This is an excerpt from a post I made tonite on BYC - I'm too trifling to type it again...

"Yes - that is my first EO to go broody. She is out of my Round Two Skyline hatch that popped Dec 8, '11. I will be selecting for broodiness in my girls, as I feel it's a natural part of a homestead and farm chicken.

It was a rough set though, she was not as calm and placid as my two year old BA hens that I've been using as surrogates this summer. After I deduced she was definitely broody, I placed 8 eggs under her, and a few days later I attempted to move her from the coop to a crate in the garage. She panicked and broke several eggs and crapped on the rest, so I put her back in the coop and she promptly went back to setting. I put six fresh eggs under her this time, marked them and just kept removing the new eggs that the other hens were laying. Another egg got broken during the 3 weeks, and wouldn't you know they would hatch when I wasn't home. When I did get to them, the other hens had killed one chick and bloodied another, one chick was untouched. I moved the eggs and chicks to the garage, and in my haste I grabbed the wrong hen! he.gif . When I checked back 15 min later, she had pecked all of the chicks... I grabbed her out of the crate, still thinking that my broody had turned on her babies, took her back to the coop and then it dawned on me that I had the wrong hen. Mama was in there, with the pale comb from setting, clucking and upset - looking for her babies. I took her to the crate and she settled right in on them. One didn't make it, two did. The last egg pipped but didn't hatch. Two days later the BA in the crate next to her hatched three EOs - and wouldn't you know - she clucked those EO babies right out from under the Australorp and into her crate! Darnedest thing I've seen with chickens so far!  I put the broody BA back to the egglaying flock, and my EO hen has five chicks under her now.  "


My 5th BA hen out of 11 has been broody a little over a week now... We candled today and she has 9 EO eggs out of 10 developing. :excited:

I'm so addicted :duh:

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#5 2012-08-13 01:34:21

Maggiesdad
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Re: Sunday in the South

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#6 2012-08-13 01:38:34

Maggiesdad
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Re: Sunday in the South

More chicks...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Mr6_aGWmvAc/UChaVS3wTuI/AAAAAAAACJM/4MWRAZgxm9Y/s720/DSC_0003%2520%25282%2529.JPG

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#7 2012-08-13 01:43:36

Susan
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Re: Sunday in the South

Sweet! I am finding the EOs to be decently broody. I have had six so far. I have only allowed one ( Fiona ) eggs, and she hatched 7/ 9. I think two were infertile. She was an awesome mom and stayed with them a long time. I'm also selecting for broodiness MD

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#8 2012-08-13 11:23:06

poplar girl
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Re: Sunday in the South

nice pictures MD, i love the cricket action! I agree broodiness is a trait to select for, not a single one of my EOs has gone broody yet though.

broodiness is definately a genetic trait, I have two bloodlines of TPC. One set of hens has gone broody three times this year. The other unrelated two hens that i have had longer has not gone broody once.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#9 2012-08-13 12:48:30

dahlisgrams
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Re: Sunday in the South

These are beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. ;)

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#10 2012-08-13 19:18:27

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: Sunday in the South

great photos and captions! As soon as I get a broody, it's going to be hard not to let her set. All the eggs I cracked and ate were fertile so far.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#11 2012-08-14 04:06:02

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Sunday in the South

Awesome pics, thanks!

Last edited by Micah and Kiah (2012-08-14 04:06:51)


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#12 2012-08-28 23:49:14

ChestnutRidge
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Re: Sunday in the South

Fantastic photographs!!! You really have an eye!

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#13 2012-09-25 02:35:31

Maggiesdad
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Re: Sunday in the South

So this pretty young lady is back to laying now... 4 eggs in 5 days. Her lone chick hopes up in the tote while she's laying. :love:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fyBGQOIbpJ0/UGEU39gERRI/AAAAAAAACO4/bak854WOZss/s512/DSC_0218%2520%25282%2529.JPG

Right at 12 weeks of setting and chick raising... :happycrowd"

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#14 2012-09-25 11:23:27

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Sunday in the South

That's great that she is laying so soon :thumbsup: 

You say her "lone" chick I hate to ask what happened to the rest :nervous:

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#15 2012-09-25 13:50:56

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
Registered: 2012-03-27
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Re: Sunday in the South

:thumbs: thanks for sharing those wonderful pics


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#16 2012-09-25 20:47:38

Maggiesdad
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Re: Sunday in the South

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

That's great that she is laying so soon :thumbsup: 

You say her "lone" chick I hate to ask what happened to the rest :nervous:

...She's the one the black snake crawled in the crate with - then couldn't get back out because of BBS (Big Belly Syndrome) I helped it out and on over to the 'other side'. ;)

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#17 2012-09-25 22:21:34

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Sunday in the South

Oh no, that's why i was afraid to ask :nervous:  Yes that rotten black snake, I saw that hoe you had bet you looked like the "snake" grim reaper =D

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#18 2012-10-24 23:20:10

Maggiesdad
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Re: Sunday in the South

Peapeep and her (surrogate) Momma, messing around at the edge of dark this evening... 16 wks.


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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NQ9fCNqyRGU/UIh0lt070SI/AAAAAAAACQg/hZ3GiLGCYwg/s720/DSC_0111%2520%25282%2529.JPG

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#19 2012-10-25 01:26:29

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Sunday in the South

Aw Peapeep is cute and look at those yellow legs, she is almost as big as her Momma :shock:

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#20 2012-10-25 12:29:49

Maggiesdad
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Re: Sunday in the South

Peapeep  is out of the two on the left...  The Little Brown Hen (LBH) has probably got about 1-1/2 to 2 lbs on the broody mamma. I'm interested to see if Mr. Black's genes pulls Peapeeps weight down from where LBH is.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u0P1eSIb10c/T6HM9Z4n8VI/AAAAAAAACDI/9y754XwBV2Y/s720/DSC_0121%2520%25282%2529.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xwVIWnAaUa0/T6HM-k9RBfI/AAAAAAAACDY/ta7UeGcNpVQ/s640/DSC_0116%2520%25282%2529.JPG

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