Originally Posted by sophiaw00
I think my faverolle hen is going broody. As a chick, she was the last to develop but she was the first to lay an egg. She is now 25 weeks and lays almost every day.
I caught her sleeping in the box tonight. I don't mind her being broody, even though she won't get to hatch out any eggs until next spring.
I do have a few questions though.
How long will she be broody for?
When I do allow her to hatch out eggs, how do I give her specific eggs? I only want babies from a few select hens. Do I just put the eggs I want to hatch in the next under her?
Will she sit on them for the full 21 days?
What do I do if she abandons the nest?
Can I x2 this?
My 25-week-old easter egger just started laying three weeks ago--about 6 little green eggs a week! Then about twelve days ago, she was going broody, sitting on the fake eggs (2) as I collected the real ones all day and all night. I kept picking her up and putting her in another location and she stopped this behavior after two or three days. But now, she isn't laying AT ALL. I have three other hens that are too young to lay, no roosters.
-Is what I described above actually what is called broody? I'm new.
-Is it normal for a young pullet of 25 weeks to go broody so soon after she started laying?
-Now that she is no longer sitting on the nest, is it normal for her to not lay? It's been seven days, and she was laying almost daily.
-Will she lay again, and if so, how long will it take in general?
So weird to have three weeks of cute little green eggs, and now, nothing.
Thanks so much for your help!