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buster121
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Posted by: @rainbow

having moved a number of birds on with 6 birds in 10ft loft and 8 birds in 8ft x 8ft loft the pairing up and there behaved is different this year from any other year

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looks like 3 pairs that were to-gather last year have picked new mates one pair sire and daughter have paired up and have 2nd egg to-day  both grizzles so Morgan is pleased the other hen which looks like paired up the cock don't sit the eggs when she comes off he don't go on them


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Some birds do that I have one same but when eggs hatch he is there


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that's hopeful  Steve  so when the hen leaves the nest for a few hrs are the eggs ok


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that's hopeful  Steve  so when the hen leaves the nest for a few hrs are the eggs ok

If they are getting cold in the interim I doubt they will hatch unfortunately. 


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that's hopeful  Steve  so when the hen leaves the nest for a few hrs are the eggs ok

If they are getting cold in the interim I doubt they will hatch unfortunately. 

my thoughts as well


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Posted by: @rainbow

that's hopeful  Steve  so when the hen leaves the nest for a few hrs are the eggs ok

She never leaves longer than about 10 minutes or so

 


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I did have a young hen that laid many years ago that didn’t have a mate. She sat the eggs right through on her own and hatched them. But as you said Steve she never left them for long. Only to feed and drink. Didn’t even exercise much. She still won the race when feeding small youngsters. 

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hope to have eggs from this pair soon the hen was bred by Pete  the cock was the only yb from a pair last year

P1040259

 


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@rainbow good luck with them George, they look in great condition. 


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What a nice pair George love that hen


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do she look better in this photo

P1040262 (2)

 


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Nice photo George and a lovely looking pair. 


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Just as good George


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the first hen has laid from Pete this is the 2nd hen bred by Pete

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