broody hen

  1. countryjack

    Broody hen sitting on nest, but.....

    We once had a rooster and a pretty friendly group of birds. A possum killed all the birds but two hens, it broke my wife's and grand kids hearts. These birds were kindergarten projects, from the first years in each child's education. Needless to say, "a dark cloud fell upon the family". However...
  2. Wonderling

    Helping Broody Hen?

    I've got two broody hens, one went into mama mode once the eggs started to hatch and the other is all about the eggs and doesn't care about the chicks. I have moved Coco (the mama hen) and chicks into a separate section of the coop so they can be together. Gucci the other hen is still on the...
  3. Farmer In Training

    HELP

    Okay. So to make a long story short my incubator is awful but I wanted to let the remaining chicks develop fully to hatch and only one hatched and it fell under the hatching pad i don’t even know how so I had to unscrew the hatching pad and save it and there are other eggs that look like they...
  4. Audrey Watson

    July 4th Babies

    Hey everyone! This thread is going to be all about our baby chicks that are due to hatch on July 4th! I don’t know if I posted this in the right place so if I didn’t please tell me. The eggs were taken by our broody hen on Thursday, June 13, and they are due to hatch on Thursday, July 4th. Below...
  5. MadisonC

    Brahma Hen growling???

    Hi all! I have a brahma hen that went broody and started fighting her sister, not any of our other hens, just her sister only. We had to separate them as they were going for each others faces and were causing injuries, I brought the broody hen in to clean her face to avoid infection and she's...
  6. Cristalzita

    Detached Air Sacs from shipped eggs under my Broody hen

    This is my first time hatching and I was only prompted to because one of my hens goes broody every summer. This year I ordered her fertilized eggs and she has been diligently sitting on them. I was having trouble candeling on the 10th day and to be honest I saw that most people recommend not...
  7. F

    Adopted by a broody hen

    Hi everybody! So, I picked up two new babies on Saturday, a silkie and a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte. My silkie looked really sick with wry neck and just overall in bad shape, I gave her vitamins and did the best I could but unfortunately she passed today. I now have one lone chick. She was...
  8. KikiDeAnime

    Is this normal? (Broody hen)

    Yesterday I had brought Mouse inside with some of the duds so she could continue sitting on them without annoying the other hens. The other hens are much happier without her around. Anyway! I went to check on her a little bit ago and she was just staring blankly at nothing. She did fluff up and...
  9. Sheeba

    Placing chicks with a hen who's brooding

    Hi All; Does anyone know if you can place chicks in pen with a hen who is setting? She just started brooding about 5 days ago and a friend of mine brought over 1 and 5 day old chicks yesterday. I am hoping I can place those chicks on the pen area with the hen. Thanks for all advice in advance...
  10. StephanieZo

    Introducing chicks to first time broody mom?

    We just recieved 2 chicks on Wednesday by mail from a hatchery. They were hatched on Monday. Our 4 year old Buff Orpington all of a sudden decided to go broody for the very first time on Friday! Our plan was to raise the chicks in a brooder and then introduce them to our flock of 4. Now we are...
  11. Mo'sMenagerie

    First time broody hen gets fertilized eggs...some advice for the road ahead please

    I have a dark brahma hen (her name is Apple Bottom:D) who just went broody for the first time. She's sitting on a handful of fertilized eggs I got from a neighbor. She's had the eggs for one day now... Questions 1-when should I move her to her own space? Does it need to be indoors or can it be a...
  12. Quailberries

    Do hatchery chicks go broody?

    I've heard some stuff here and there about how chicks from hatcheries are less likely to get broody/don't get broody at all. Myth or fact? If it is true, why? I'm a little skeptical to be honest..
  13. T

    Silkie buried eggs

    I have a silkie who recently went broody (sitting on her eggs, staying in the coop and not roaming with the other hens, tucking her egg back beneath her when I try to take it) but we don’t have a rooster to fertilize her eggs so we bought her a dozen fertilized silkie eggs. I gave them to her...
  14. sagehound

    Need Advice on a Broody Hen situation

    I am a first time chicken owner and am having my first broody hen experience: I have a hen that decided to go broody in the nest box and finally let her. What I didn't know is that the other hens were going in on top of her and laying additional eggs. So when I finally took her out of the next...
  15. Awtdaniel05

    Broody mama and babies

    I recently discovered that my sebright hen went broody. She was sitting on 9 eggs but I did not know how long she has been sitting on them, so I left her alone I have been checking in her everyday making sure she had food and water. Then yesterday I went to check on her and there were babies...
  16. T

    Feather loss

    I have a hen which had gone broody but has recently (2 days ago) abandoned her eggs. She is aggressively going at her best and stomach and I have noticed after a bit of a fight to pick her up, she has lost a lot of feathers on her breast. Should i be worried? She is still young and this is the...
  17. S

    HELP broody hen kills chick

    I have two broody hens who's eggs have just started to hatch, this morning they were all packing around, the chicks are 0-4 days old. I went to check on them around 20min later and one of the mother hens had (this is graphic) pecked the chicks scalp until its bleeding. It's obvious it wasnt...
  18. S

    HELP Odd Possibly Broody Chicken

    I got my first flock of chickens last may, so they are all laying and almost a year old. I have eleven hens and one rooster, that we decided to keep. A few days ago I noticed Stormy (my gray cochin hen) sitting in a nesting box as I was closing their coop for the night. I found this odd because...
  19. GoldiLaced

    Will my hens' eggs be able to hatch?

    Today I cracked open an egg for my dog, and it had a slightly incubated chick inside. This made me freak out, not only because it looked awful, but because I didn't know I had fertile eggs and because I didn't know I put them in an egg carton (not refrigerated). Most of the blue eggs in there...
  20. Chelsea-85

    Does a broody leave the nest to eat and drink in Countdown (last three days)?

    Hi everyone, I have a question. Does a broody hen leave the nest to eat and drink in count down (in the last three days)? If, yes, does it affect the eggs? If, no, how does she eat/drink/defecate in those three days? (placing the food and drink right next to her?) I appreciate your help.
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