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Thanks. Well, ya know. I did read the Buff Orps are great mothers and I do have one. I dont know why, but she seems to have flown under the radar with me. She really is a nice bird. I think for now I'll only need one broody so I'm gonna, later this season, separate her and supply her her own nest complete with fake eggs and see what she does. If she gets all maternal, I'll get some eggs and run with it. Thanks for your suggestion. I'll keep the Cornish in mind, along with some others. Hope things turnout great with you roo to be!

Sorry, going to butt in here....

.....separating her with fake eggs in her own nest will not likely 'prompt' her to go broody, and could cause anxiety and stress with both the separating and then reintegrating when she fails to 'produce' the hormonal surge you'd like her to. Best to wait and separate after she goes broody, if she does.

Unless this is an experiment, then carry on... :) ....and let us know how it all goes along.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

Sorry, going to butt in here....

.....separating her with fake eggs in her own nest will not likely 'prompt' her to go broody, and could cause anxiety and stress with both the separating and then reintegrating when she fails to 'produce' the hormonal surge you'd like her to. Best to wait and separate after she goes broody, if she does.

Unless this is an experiment, then carry on... :) ....and let us know how it all goes along.


Oh...we agree on something!!!  :lau

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We live in West 'By God' Virginia 

 

 

                                                    When Tyranny is Certain and Loss of Freedom is Nigh

                                                                  Revolution is Demanded of All Patriots

 

 

      

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post #23 of 23
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I really appreciate that advice. Thank you :)

To those who don't recognize their unique worth, imitation looms attractive.

To those who know their strength, imitation represents an unacceptable compromise

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To those who don't recognize their unique worth, imitation looms attractive.

To those who know their strength, imitation represents an unacceptable compromise

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