broody hen

  1. N

    Broody hens eggs and hot weather

    my hens been on some eggs for today is the 21 days from when I sat them under her. The last five days it’s been so hot I live in the high desert and she is off for longer periods is that normal do i just leave her be or put her back on them are the eggs gonna be ok in this heat.? This is my...
  2. S

    First time Broody hen - no rooster

    Hi eggy gurus! I've tried searching similar posts but can't quite find an answer so apologies if this is repetitive. We have a light sussex who went Broody yesterday, sitting on eggs, not leaving the nesting box all day, got quite pecky! So I donned some gardening gloves and fished her out of...
  3. H

    Aggressive feather pecking rooster

    Hi all, we have 18 chickens, one of them is a Rhode island red rooster and the rest hens. They are a year old now and came to us as 1-2 day olds. This is our first rooster but we have kept laying hens for mant years. I understand that feather pulling is part of his natural behavior but he is...
  4. S

    Broody Hen & Chicks with flock??

    Hi! My broody hen just hatched 7 chicks 3 days ago. She’s ready to get out of the dog kennel we had her in. I’m worried about the other 5 adult hens hurting the chicks if I leave the door open for them?? I can let everyone free range to come & go as they please so would that help with deterring...
  5. S

    Broody Chicken Problems

    We have a broody chicken who we are hoping to be able to use to raise some chicks. We haven't ordered the chicks yet as we hope to first move her to a dog crate on the ground where it's safer for her and the chicks. Last night we tried moving her, however, this morning when we went to check on...
  6. S

    Broody Chicken Problems

    A week or so ago one of our chickens got broody. Last night we tried to transfer her to a dog crate to lay so that we can give her chicks in a few weeks. We transferred her and her eggs without any light and pretty efficiently. She settled down on her eggs and slept there at least for an hour or...
  7. ringaring

    Introducing muscovy hatchlings to a broody hen

    I am about to acquire 6 muscovy hatchlings & hoping my chicken will accept them. She has been sitting on several eggs in a separate pen, for 4 wks with no signs of them hatching. Every few days I find an egg broken outside the nest - rejects, I guess. The other chickens are showing increased...
  8. B

    Severe feather loss

    Hi all. I am hoping you can help me! I have an astrolorp that is consistantly losing feathers and is about to lose them all at this rate. Her feathers are missing on her bottom and now her entire chest. I have read on molting, impacted crop, sour crop... the list is long. This is my first...
  9. uktech

    Should I take the hatched chick from the broody hen? Staggered hatch

    Question at the bottom if you want to skip to it. 22 days ago one of my youngest hens decided to go broody and sit on 4 eggs. For some reason, I didn't think she'd stick to it as she was just 8 months old. I was away for work so the wife and kids managed the coop duties for 5 days but upon my...
  10. P

    Broody hen question

    Hey guys so I have a broody hen. My problem is that I really don’t have another area to put her. Would I be able to use a large rubber maid storage container and keep her in my garage with food and water for a few days. Obviously I have holes drilled for proper ventilation. I’m just not sure...
  11. amynw

    Broody hen pecking at last hatching egg!

    Hello! I have a broody momma who had 5 chicks hatch 3 days ago. One externally pipped today, just when we were about to give up. When momma saw it, she started pecking the egg aggressively and kicked pine shavings all over it and drew blood, I’m assuming from the blood vessels on the shell. I...
  12. A

    In coop or separate?

    My hen is laying on about 15 eggs. Found a chick that drowned in her water bowl this morning. 😢 I checked the other eggs and have not seen any peck marks. I’m not sure what day I’m on. She surprised me with the nest! Since one hatched, I’d assume around 21 days. Is it normal to not have any...
  13. Yucky_ducky_kentucky

    8 Eggs or Less Should be Given to Silky Hens who are Brooding! Gave my hen too many and now she seems injured

    I made the mistake of giving my broody silkie hen 10 eggs to hatch. She now makes the splits sometimes and falls. There was a 100% hatch rate so she had to sit on 10 eggs for the 20 day development period. And I didn't notice she was doing the splits until it was too late. So it's actually...
  14. Sick or broody hen?

    Sick or broody hen?

    Hi all, I have been having an ongoing problem with my year old Cochin hen for going on three weeks now and it’s worrying me. I thought she was broody, however she is exhibiting some strange behaviour I have not seen in broody hens so I am concerned that she is sick. I had put her in my broody...
  15. 23kthistlethwaite

    Broody Hen Advice

    Hello all! I have a broody hen and ordered some hatching eggs to put under her so she can be a mama and I can have more feather babies! This will be her first time as a mother and my first time hatching eggs.I put her in a dog cage separate from the coop with chicken mesh around the bottom half...
  16. Katniss_Everdeen

    NEED HELP!!! My poor girl is broody and starving herself, lost a lot of weight, trying to stop her from being broody

    Hi all! I have a bantam hen that is broody, she has been broody for about 2 weeks. Her eggs are infertile because we have no rooster. I was planning on just letting her wait it out but after the first week I could see she was loosing weight fast so I decided to put her in the broody cage. She...
  17. RhondaBT

    Finally joining BYC

    Hi folks, I've been coming to this community for a number of years to learn more about raising chickens. I've finally joined because I feel like I can now be a legit member with a little flock of my own. In May 2020 I got a straight run of 6 cuties. I ended up with 3M and 3F. They're a barnyard...
  18. L

    First time broody hen comes out for food very often

    Hi, I have a Light Sussex which has went broody. This is her first time and she is around 1 year old. I have read broody hen only comes out for food 1-2 times a day. But she comes out 5-6 times a day. She puffs up when she is outside and does go back to sit again but I don’t think those...
  19. 4

    MY CHICKEN HAS GONE BROODY AND I DON’T WANT CHICKS

    Help! My buff Orpington chicken has gone Brody, but we have all hens, and don’t want more chickens anyway. How I do stop her from being broody without messing up her mentality so incase we want chicks in the future she can raise them. What do I do? Will taking the egg from her not broody but...
  20. hugitnotnugget

    Candlelit egg. Fertile?

    So I found my girl laying on about five eggs and if the fertile I don’t really want to get rid of them all of them have kind of a darkness to him compared to the non-fertile egg that I got fresh. But this one egg I have a picture of has a kind of dark shadow in it that was moving around in the...
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