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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 8, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8745015

I have a orpington that has been broody for two days,I put golf balls under her because the rooster has been gone for a few weeks now,do you think I could put my new 5 day old babies under her at night or has she not been broody long enough,this would be her first brood.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 8, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8745479

Put two under her tonight,hope they are ok in the morning,will be up at daybreak
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 9, 2011
2:26 AM

Post #8745949

Went out at 5am and seen or heard nothing will wait a while and go back out.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 9, 2011
11:52 AM

Post #8746755

Success,now the other nine will go under her tonight.Can`t hardly believe this she was only broody for two days!!

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 9, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8746763

There home is a potatoe barrel.

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titaniumRX8
Mint Hill, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8746835

Congratz on the successful baby sneak.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 9, 2011
6:10 PM

Post #8747520

Just put the nine under her,hope everything is ok in the morning
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 10, 2011
2:35 AM

Post #8748087

Just checked all are under mama.will check and get pics later
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 10, 2011
4:02 AM

Post #8748110

Here is some of them

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 10, 2011
2:51 PM

Post #8749190

More pics WOOPS SAME PIC

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ZZsBabiez
Lodi, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 10, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8749463

Good deal!! That was a risk! I'm so glad it worked out! That broody got the easiest brood ever! LOL Darling pictures! You sure lucked out.. They have a nice lil home. :)
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 10, 2011
7:33 PM

Post #8749622

I know,I am amazed at this,those chicks were 5 days old and the broody was only into day two of being broody.When I do this I always pray and ask God to keep them little babies safe,and he always sees fit to answer my prayer.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 18, 2011
8:02 AM

Post #8762895

She is a good mom to the buff colored one but not the black ones,she pecks at the blacks and they run and hide if they holler for her she ignors them.She lets them sleep under her and lets them eat and drink but thats about it.Here she jumps up on this post and the others try to fly up to be with her it was so funny.She only stayed there long enough for me to get a picture.Any suggestions as to why she is like that with the black ones?

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

August 18, 2011
8:07 AM

Post #8762902

This is her with her brood and you can see the two little blues next to the fence hiding.

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

September 5, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8795041

She moved them into the coop last night,I went out tonight to see where they sleep and she has them up on the poop board.Three couldn`t make it so I had to put them up there.She tried once last week to keep them in the coop but she was up to high in a nesting box and there was no way they could get up there so she ended up taking them back to the barrel.They will probably have poop all over them in the morning but thats where she wants them.I took pictures but my flash was not working so they didn`t come out.They are getting big

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