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So, how many of you are expecting chicks?

(16 Posts)
meltedmarsbars Fri 29-May-09 23:01:22

We are. Due date 12 June, twelve Maran eggs under an Amber Link.

I think there's a lot more of you out there. Am I right?

madlentileater Fri 29-May-09 23:03:59

well was v teampted as we have a bonkers broody hen, but lots of stuff going on in the garden so thoughtit unwise.

meltedmarsbars Fri 29-May-09 23:15:25

thought the tits were unwise??

madlentileater Fri 29-May-09 23:18:18


thesockmonsterofdoom Sun 31-May-09 10:16:03

I have 2 pekins, 2 bantam wyandottes and 2 silkies under a broody, due on the 11th. candled yesterday and they are fertile as far as I can tell although I am far from an expert.

meltedmarsbars Tue 02-Jun-09 12:13:56

Congratulations sockmonster - or is that counting your chickens before they hatch?

BCNS Tue 02-Jun-09 12:36:40

congrats socks

we are expecting 6 light sussex on 16th June under a broody as we speak.. and all looking pretty good do far, as in she hasn't kicked any out yet.. will candle at the weekend .. but the broody is a really good one and she tends to just sort things out herself :0

meltedmarsbars Tue 02-Jun-09 13:30:26

Tell me about candling...

BCNS Tue 02-Jun-09 13:36:58

nice explination and piccies.. got our candler off ebay for £8

meltedmarsbars Tue 02-Jun-09 13:39:16

I'm off to find a torch and sneak an egg out from under Speckle.

BCNS Tue 02-Jun-09 13:40:03

thought you'd like that

BCNS Tue 02-Jun-09 13:40:15

thought you'd like that

meltedmarsbars Tue 02-Jun-09 13:45:12

Torch not strong enough. Boo. Will ask my RL hen-friend if she has a candler.

BCNS Tue 02-Jun-09 13:56:59

.. you can do it with a light bulb..and a loo roll inner to concetrate the light at the egg.. and your hands.. but it's a bit of a faff imo. lol.

thesockmonsterofdoom Tue 02-Jun-09 14:34:16

I borrowed a maglit of my mum, is perfect, just cup yur hands to9 make a funnel.

meltedmarsbars Tue 02-Jun-09 16:55:50

RL hen-friend doesn't bother candling - she just waits and hopes.

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