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post #41 of 48

now i have three awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!:ya

post #42 of 48

Yes the box is built up off the ground with a wire bottom.  We have never had issues like this before.  UPDATE:  Saturday morning i elevated the box a little more and she stayed in the box until last evening.   No more broodiness.  Thankyou for the help.   

post #43 of 48

well it is hard

post #44 of 48

HEY THERE GUYS I HAVE FOUR BROODY HENS ALMOST TIME TO HATCH:lol:

post #45 of 48
One of my buff orpingtons is broody but she is only 5 months and 2 weeks, and they bearly started laying eggs, is that normal? I think its too soon.
post #46 of 48
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One of my buff orpingtons is broody but she is only 5 months and 2 weeks, and they bearly started laying eggs, is that normal? I think its too soon.

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post #47 of 48
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HEY THERE GUYS I HAVE FOUR BROODY HENS ALMOST TIME TO HATCH:lol:


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post #48 of 48

We have 6 Buff Orpingtons - all 6 months old. We get 2-4 eggs a day and I can't tell who is laying. We have one broody hen who stays in her nesting box all the time. When I go out in the afternoon, I lift her out of her nesting box and put her outside with the others. Sometimes there is an egg under her and sometimes there isn't (probably every other day is an egg). I don't know if she is the one laying it or not. She is always in the same nesting box (we have 4).

 

When I take her outside, she goes about eating, drinking, scratching and sometimes dust bathing.

 

I didn't realize this was brooding until I read all these posts. I have a wire cage that could sit outside where she could visibly see the other chickens. Is this what I should be doing with her 24/7 or should I put her in it in the morning and let her out of it at night? It does get cold at night now - probably in the 40-50's. During the day is around 60-70's and it is supposed to rain this weekend. What should I do?

 

She otherwise appears healthy. We call her bristle butt because she puffs up whenever we open the nesting box the check on her.

 

P.S. We are also used to getting 6 eggs a day with the other chickens we used to have but with these Buff's we aren't getting the consistency. Is that typical of this breed?

 

Thank you!

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