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1 Ameraucana momma on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:33 pm

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New babies started hatching last night

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We had to move the older birds to make way for two momma's..and this is what we came up with

2 Re: Ameraucana momma on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:36 pm

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3 Re: Ameraucana momma on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:21 am

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Yahoo!! New babies, always a delight! I love the set up with the dog fence for the coop, looks awesome and very secure. Have a most wonderful day, CynthiaM.

4 Re: Ameraucana momma on Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:03 am

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Nice pics, I always like seeing other peoples set up. Very creative.

5 Re: Ameraucana momma on Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:45 am

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That is a good idea with the portable kennel.
So how many did you hatch out with broody hens this year?
Thanks for posting.Kewl Pictures 

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6 Re: Ameraucana momma on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:56 pm

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This hen above just hatched 11 or 12/14...not sure the actual count. And my Buff hatched out 8/12. I am very pleased, and will hatch eggs under my broodies in the future...it is so easy, and they do such a good job...more pics to come with another "rider"
hopefully people don't mind all the pics. I will also post pics of all our temporary set ups waiting for the big house to be completed.

7 Re: Ameraucana momma on Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:55 pm

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I am looking forward to seeing the new house you are building, it sounded like it would be nice.

8 Re: Ameraucana momma on Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:06 pm

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she had 12!

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9 Re: Ameraucana momma on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:22 pm

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I didn't think Ameraucanas went broody, but at the moment I have one setting on 8 turkey eggs, and they candled fertile and growing. Crossing fingers.

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10 Re: Ameraucana momma on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:42 pm

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I had a broody blue ameraucana this summer - surprised the heck out of me! But she kept getting booted off her nest so in the end I took her eggs and put them in the incubator. Got one. Aaaaandd it's a rooster Rolling Eyes 

11 Re: Ameraucana momma on Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:23 am

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I have put up wire to separate mine from the rest of the flock.

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12 Re: Ameraucana momma on Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:24 am

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So sweet. Great job lil' mama!  Smile 

I've actually had quite a few broody Ameraucanas, though it's usually a one time thing. They experience motherhood and never want to do it again. Laughing

13 Re: Ameraucana momma on Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:39 pm

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I have 12 ameraucanas; I wonder if one will ever go broody.  I did watch for it, as I read they can, but I sure did not expect most of my chanteclers to want to be mothers, though only two actually got it right.  One only took care of the chicks for a month, and though a good mother the first three weeks, couldn't wait for it to end, and is already broody again! The other doesn't want to quit, and her chicks are almost 7 weeks old.  Next I guess is getting them accepted into the main pens - one for chanteclers, and a bigger one for the rest of my mixed flock.  I would so love one of those huge barns!  How did my original 9 chicks morph into 31 laying hens plus assorted roosters, and now 12 more homegrown chicks, in only 3 short years?!Shocked

14 Re: Ameraucana momma on Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:00 pm

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Aunt Ruth...as we call her...waited until she had 15 eggs in her nest. Chuck kept saying she isn't going to sit....and i said...lets just wait and see. When she had 15..she started to sit.

15 Re: Ameraucana momma on Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:33 pm

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Good for aunt ruth thatis a lot of chicks

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16 Re: Ameraucana momma on Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:33 am

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My Ameraucana is now proud momma to 4 turkey chicks. One was born with a crooked beak and missing an eye, but is doing as well as the others. Guess we'll name that one 'dinner'.

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