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Baby Chicks Hatched!

On Day 20 of our incubation project I opened the door of the broody box to see if Calamity Jane wanted out for a stretch.  As the other chickens rushed in to eat her food and drink her water, CJ … Continue reading

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Egg, Interrupted

It is now Day 8 in our 21-day quest for baby chicks. A few days ago when I checked on Calamity Jane in her broody box I found an egg laying by its lonesome on the ground outside the nest. … Continue reading

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Broody loves the box

After finishing construction of the broody box Wednesday afternoon, I eagerly awaited dusk when I would transfer Calamity Jane and her brood. She hadn’t particularly noticed me putting the eggs under her that morning (I often root around under her … Continue reading

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Building my broody a box

Calamity Jane has been broody for three months now. Although she failed to successfully hatch the fertile donor eggs in April, she was not clearly at fault, so I have decided to let her try again. Yesterday I stopped by … Continue reading

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