Originally Posted by aart
I find this very confusing on multiple levels.
How did you 'make' your bird go broody?
Being hatched by a broody has nothing to do with her being a good broody(if she is).
Are you sure your other birds are not laying in the 'broody' hens nest?
Since the rooster has been long gone, are the eggs under the 'broody' fertile?...maybe acquired somewhere else?
I dimmed her room by about 70%, put a few supermarket eggs in there and took her off layers and gave her some corn, she went broody after trying all of the above.
Sorry i should have mentioned she's the only hen and really the only chicken i have with me right now so unless there's a chicken around my area that knows how to open locks I'm certain it's hers lol.
I mentioned her being hatched by a broody just in case it's relevant, i figured a good broody hen would be more likely to produce good broody offspring and a bad broody hen most likely would produce bad broody offspring, this is just a guess though.
The 7 i set under her should be fertile but the 2 recent ones I'm not 100% sure about, they are all hers though.