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post #11 of 24

I have one BO that acts broody all through summer! barnie  She'll come off the nest when I go out with food and treats and will stay out as long as I am there, but when I go out, she runs back to the nest. I think she's scared of the rooster hide
My other two BOs only went broody once and gave up.

4 white hens, 1 blue Andalusian hen, my old turkey hen, 2 australorp hens, 3 buff orp hens, 2 RIR hens, 1 black Sumatra hen, too many game hens, and 8 guinea fowl plus many many fish and shrimp.
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Flock eating a treat

My Cherry Shrimp
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4 white hens, 1 blue Andalusian hen, my old turkey hen, 2 australorp hens, 3 buff orp hens, 2 RIR hens, 1 black Sumatra hen, too many game hens, and 8 guinea fowl plus many many fish and shrimp.
A video of my flock

Flock eating a treat

My Cherry Shrimp
The chicken is no less complex than man :)

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post #12 of 24

Mine has been broody for about three weeks. It sucks becuase she has no eggs, I have to force her to leave the enclosure to eat, and get exercise. IDK what to do with her. I work during the day, so my options are limited. I only have one enclosure. Good luck with yours.

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post #13 of 24

I have 3 BO's that are driving me BONKERS!!! Seems like one of them is always broody...I have one right now and I'm going to stick a few eggs under her tomorrow. Seems like the older they get, the more broody they get! It's annoying sometimes, cause they will stop laying while broody too! I will not be getting anymore:barnie I can't tell you how many times I've had to break them of the brood.


Edited by Domestic_goddess - 4/11/11 at 7:54pm
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3 cats, 2 dogs, 1 frog and 50+ chickens, 2 Nubian goats, 1 Nubian Buck, 1 Saanen Whether.  I do love my silkies!
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post #14 of 24

I have 2 of the original 6 left.  They are a year old now and only one went on a mini brood.  Lasted an afternoon.  So far thats been it.  hu

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Buff Orpingtons, White Rocks, Brown Leghorns, Lavender Americanas, Easter Eggers and Black Aussies

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Buff Orpingtons, White Rocks, Brown Leghorns, Lavender Americanas, Easter Eggers and Black Aussies

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post #15 of 24

One of my hens is a Buff Orpington. She was about 7 months old when she went broody for the first time. I wanted eggs, so I tried to break her, which took 2 weeks. She just went broody again, at the ripe age of 13 months. Now I hope she hatches out the eggs I put under her.

Update: Lost the first clutch of eggs, probably to a snake. Moved her to a cage up off the ground and gave her a ladder of her very own. Now I 'm trying to get everybody used to the routine, with mixed results.


Edited by Chicken.Lytle - 4/24/11 at 6:56pm
post #16 of 24

I have a 9 month old BO that went broody today. I hope it lasts. I was wondering who could sit on the peafowl eggs I've been wanting to get. smile

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post #17 of 24

Mine 2 years old have never gone broody

post #18 of 24

some chickens dont even go broody there whole life if i were you i think you should get an incubator

post #19 of 24

I had 2 BO's, 3 now (one is a chick raised by a BO) she was 2 when she went broody and im hoping she will go broody again this year. She was a great mother, she struggled to cover 12 LF eggs i think its because her nest was small so she struggled to spread out. I took 2 eggs away and she happily at on 10 :)

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post #20 of 24

I do not know how offten they go broody, but I have herd they make great mothers. big_smile.png

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