broody hen

  1. maggie&thechicks

    Thin broody hen

    I have a hen that has recently gone broody. I have been hoping one of my hens to do this for a couple of years. However, this hen is already much thinner than her buddies for some reason. I was afraid she was ill until it became plain she was broody. She has only been setting steady for a couple...
  2. G

    Broody Hen Killed her Chicks?

    I have black australorp hens and rooster. Recently, one of the hens went broody so I decided to let her handle the eggs this time. She had 8 eggs, 6 of them hatched. All was good. About 2 days later, when she left the coop to feed and water herself, I checked the chicks - 2 were dead in the...
  3. NicolleJean

    Broody Hen/Foster Fail...Need Help!

    Hi Everyone, My Blue Sumatra has been broody for give or a take a month. I gave her a fake egg because she was "stealing" my other two hen's eggs. I brought home a chick tonight for her to foster and it did not go so well. The chick is less than a week old (only a few little wing feathers on...
  4. NicolleJean

    Help Needed for Foster Hen

    Hi Everyone, My Blue Sumatra has been broody for give or a take a month. I gave her a fake egg because she was "stealing" my other two hen's eggs. I brought home a chick tonight for her to foster and it did not go so well. The chick is less than a week old (only a few little wing feathers on...
  5. NicolleJean

    Foster Hen Fail...*Help*

    Hi Everyone, My Blue Sumatra has been broody for give or a take a month. I gave her a fake egg because she was "stealing" my other two hen's eggs. I brought home a chick tonight for her to foster and it did not go so well. The chick is less than a week old (only a few little wing feathers on...
  6. NicolleJean

    Broody Hen NOT Accepting Chick...*Help*

    Hi Everyone, My Blue Sumatra has been broody for give or a take a month. I gave her a fake egg because she was "stealing" my other two hen's eggs. I brought home a chick tonight for her to foster and it did not go so well. The chick is less than a week old (only a few little wing feathers on...
  7. Moonpaperr

    HELP!!! MY SILKIE NEST FLOODED!

    Hello! I am new to having chickens. A year ago I bought two silkie hens, and last month my neighbor gave me a rooster. It wasnt until last week when my chicken started laying eggs, and the weather was warm and sunny UNTIL TODAY. It's been pouring rain all day, and when I went to check on my hen...
  8. Wilmer Gehman

    Broody Chicken....

    I have a Easter egger named Michigan and she has gone broody! (Sadly:() She plucked the feathers off her breast and often feels very warm. She also doesn't lay eggs anymore. She always tries to get to her nest and sits in it even if there are no eggs to sit on! I tried putting ice cubes in her...
  9. hesklj2008

    Exploding Egg Under Broody Hen! Help!

    So I have another broody hen, sitting on 10 eggs. Three have hatched, and when I lifted mama to check for pips one of her eggs exploded. Forget the horrible smell and gunk, I need to know what to do now! Can I safely move mama and chicks to another nest? What do I do with the remaining eggs if...
  10. chippy99th

    Unexpected Hatching Questions!!! URGENT!

    Hey y'all I have questions. Just discovered today I have a broody bantam mix. Unfortunately I pulled her off the nest before I realized her eggs are HATCHING. She wouldn't get back on the nest for a little while (maybe 20 minutes). Two had already hatched, one has hatched since, and several were...
  11. thelmers

    Can I sneak newly hatched chicks in with a broody hen?

    I have an incubator with 18 eggs and they are starting to hatch today. We decided to incubate the eggs ourselves so that our hens would continue to lay eggs. As it happens, one of our hens (who ironically is the mother of the eggs we are incubating), went broody two days ago. Instead of...
  12. Studio2770

    Broody hen acting strange

    My dark brahma hen just starting acting strange today. She's been broody for the past few weeks. When I took her out of the nesting box today in my futile efforts to break her broodiness. I soon noticed that she wasn't really moving around. She didn't run for treats but looked like she was...
  13. StarCreekFarm

    Ducklings dying in shell -- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP

    I have two first-time Welsh Harlequins moms who have been sitting side-by-side (now more like one large) nests of about a dozen eggs each and are around day 38. I have four live ducklings, four found dead in the nest (fully formed, feathered and out of shell), one found in the nest dead with...
  14. Nuklear

    Introducing baby chicks to broody hen first time??

    I've had a broody hen for a while now and I've been wanting to add more to my flock since I lost half of them last month due to some neighbor's loose dogs, so I thought to try out with some chicks this time. I just recently got 5 babies, a couple a little older than the others, maybe about 1...
  15. krystine819

    Need a little help quick!

    I have a 1st time broody hen who is sitting on eggs scheduled to hatch yesterday, today and so on. This morning I saw one of the eggs had a good size pip hole. I came home after work to find the BH had abandoned the egg that was well into the hatching process and rolled it away from the rest of...
  16. 1bigpekker

    determined broody hen

    I have a New Hampshire red hen that has been broody now for 2 weeks. I throw her off the nest 3 or 4 times a day and cover the nests at night. She will not let the other hens in the nest, as they all(4) want to use the same nest. She walks around with feathers ruffled and is constantly clucking...
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