Broody Hen Thread! - Page 1105
Well, Staceemcclain, if she sits on a pile of eggs, looks like a feathered pancake, if she growls at you if you bother her and if she won't come off the nest all day other than to grab a quick drink, a bite to eat and make a humongous smelly pile of broody poo .......ya prolly got yerself a broody hen!
I can not disagree completely. My birds are serama and every egg laid,is a strain and for the smaller hens laying is longer and more labored than other breeds. During the last several days I have been busy trying to save a hen with a prolapsed vent. She did survive and has continued to lay each day. For this hen, I am hoping she goes broody soon. I wish there was an easy answer; a way to keep the hens from laying when eggs aren't wanted would be ideal. I'm seriously considering making "night" long enough to stop the laying cycle.
For my serama brooding eggs is 19 days and then new chicks hatch.
Edited by nchls school - 3/28/16 at 1:58pm