Jaylow and her chicks

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by nhsmallfarmer, May 16, 2008.

  1. nhsmallfarmer

    nhsmallfarmer New Member

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    Apr 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    last weekend my little hen here came out of 3 weeks of hiding under the barn with these 8 little chicks (sadly we only have 6 now, seems my Hunter cat has been true to his name, so now Jaylow and babies r in a large crate safe from Hunter kitty)

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  2. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

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    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    too cute
    tho my cats never bothered my chickens...?
    how long do chickens take to hatch out
    i have a little hen that has gone broody
    she's been sitting for about 5 days
    just curious
     

  3. all1965

    all1965 New Member

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    Oct 6, 2007
    AR
    I used to incubate eggs and if my memory is right it's 21 days?
     
  4. nhsmallfarmer

    nhsmallfarmer New Member

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    Apr 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    21 days, she layed them eggs herself, so she laid for atleast 8 days befor sitting, she only came out for a very few seconds to eat n drink, while she was sitting on them
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I had a boody hen until my dog killed her :cry: I love broody hens they are so cool. and then watching them with their chicks is priceless. I want another pet chicken (my mom has lots of chickens) but I don't know if I will get one just like my Little One :?

    She was a banty which I hear are more broody then your average egglayer :?
     
  6. nhsmallfarmer

    nhsmallfarmer New Member

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    Apr 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Jaylow is a banty cross, she was also born on the farm here too. her mom Jay, hatched out 3 eggs, 2 were roosters :( so we kept her, this is her first year sitting she did good
     
  7. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

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    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    i don't know what peanut is
    some chicks were let loose in our school as a prank
    my daughter caught one and brought it home and said "mom please"
    lol
    thought it was a rooster until she laid an egg in my husbands recliner
    (raised in house as we had no other chickens but is now outside)
    she's a speckled brown color and about half the size of my rhode island red hens
    anyway
    she is the one that is sitting
    my daughter says there are about 5 peanut eggs and 5 large eggs under her
    so she is hatching everyone's eggs :roll: