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Not allowed to count my chickens

Postby willowherb » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:15 pm

My mums hen went broody a week ago and the stubbon old bird was sitting on nothing and peeking everyone who went near her.
My mum didnt say no :giggle: so i went to a farmer friend of mine who has some hens who lay blue eggs, and smuggled 6 eggs under her :lookround:

im really excited as i lost my chickens to the fox a few years back. Tomorrow we are picking up a little hut for them. But im not allowed to count my chickens before they hatch :giggle: Fingers cross we have some chicks in 21 days time.

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Re: Not allowed to count my chickens

Postby Kirstyh » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:18 pm

:giggle: at egg smuggling, fc for some chicks soon xx

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Re: Not allowed to count my chickens

Postby Asta » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:19 pm

:giggle: how long will it take for your Mum to notice?

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Re: Not allowed to count my chickens

Postby Rox » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:27 pm

Hehe love it x

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Re: Not allowed to count my chickens

Postby willowherb » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:42 pm

Asta wrote::giggle: how long will it take for your Mum to notice?


I dont know, i think she will notice in a couple of days :giggle: i know she wont mind to much. I think its nice for the hen to be able to have some babies if she wants them that much :D

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Re: Not allowed to count my chickens

Postby cat27m » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:12 pm

My MIL has just done the same with one of her chickens and now the kids have a wee tiny chick to look after! It's sooo cute (as Rowan told me today)!! :giggle: They're busy trying to decide on a name for it. :D I love that you smuggled them in!! :hohoho:

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Re: Not allowed to count my chickens

Postby beck » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:10 am

:giggle: hope it works and you have some chicks soon xx

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Re: Not allowed to count my chickens

Postby gayleygoo » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:19 am

Aww how sweet! A friend of mine keeps chickens, when they are broody she gives them a bath :giggle: I hope you get some little chicks soon :D

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Re: Not allowed to count my chickens

Postby charliesam » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:27 am

2 of my hens went broody and we now have 4 chicks- 1 is still sitting on eggs :mrgreen: :mrgreen: however our hen was not a natural mother and started to peck her chicks and squashed 2 so we had to bring the remaining 4 inside and they are under an articifical hen- vv cute :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Have you left your chick with it's mum?? I am unsure what to do when the second set hatch worried the same thing might happen :-? :-?


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