broody

  1. H

    Broody hen?

    It's cold outside and I have one hen that comes in and sits on the couch. She isn't laying any eggs. She has the same attitude she gets when she is broody. She goes out to poop then fights to get back into the house and to her spot. She is around 2 1/2 and the friendliest hen I have. I have only...
  2. A

    Setting up a safe broody coop?

    So we had a new shed installed two months ago when our flock outgrew their coop. A week ago we had some bad windstorms and it took it down. Thankfully the chickens were free ranging and not in the coop. ( I don’t know where they took cover, but we didn’t lose any) so anyway, we’ve had to move...
  3. Hiyaherc

    Sick Hen

    Hello Everyone and Happy New Year, I have a sick 7 year old hen. Suzie in the fall went through a full molt. After she came out of the molt she went broody for the first time which we ended up disrupting since the eggs were not fertile. She was separated from the rest of the flock until she...
  4. V

    Broody Hen?

    First time posting, long time lurker. Backstory: So we have a new bunch of hens 3 to be exact that are under the age of 1. Mixed with our old girls who do not lay often. We got them as two day old chicks back in April or May 2020 I can't remember the exact month. Today we noticed the one...
  5. Phantom_k9

    Found a lot of eggs, do I leave them?

    Hello! So this morning has been a very strange sequence of events. Lot of weird stuff with how my birds got off their roost, our RIR laid an egg up high and kicked it down (not breaking it to my surprise), etc. After I let everyone out, our RIR went and laid down in an old playhouse we wanted to...
  6. JustLook

    Brooding but not Broody / Sleeping in Nest Box

    So this is Lemon: It's just after sunset and I am trying to count all of my nine pullets and only getting to 8 and then I find Lemon downstairs sitting on these eggs. I took away the ones there and she retreated back to the other nest box where I left her for the night, I think she wants to...
  7. C

    Broody Hen in Winter?

    Good morning! I have a tiny bantam hen who has been broody for over a month now. It’s winter here and the first time she sat on her egg, the other chickens kicked her off so the egg never hatched (too cold). She was still broody so we put two eggs underneath her from a different hen and she has...
  8. JamieMcClain

    Muscovy hiding eggs!

    One of my female Muscovy has been laying eggs for a few weeks now. She was hatched in May of 2020. I guess she got tired of me taking all the eggs (it’s winter time and I really don’t want babies), now she’s found a hole in the top of a very tall dead tree. She goes up there every morning, and I...
  9. J

    Post Broody Hen Issues

    I have an Easter Egger that started brooding when she was six months old. She was regularly laying eggs. She was broody for about 3-4 weeks and has not laid an egg since. It has been almost three months without sign of her laying another egg. What do I do? Everything I have read says they should...
  10. B

    Ancona Chicken 31 wks old, has never laid but broods and sings

    Hello! My Ancona girl, Tiny, has never laid. She’s 31 weeks old and all of her sisters lay. She gets in the box almost daily, lays there for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, then sings the egg laying song. We live in the PNW so days are short, rainy, and fairly dark. Is she not laying...
  11. B

    Always clucky

    Hi, I have a lovely Cochin girl who is about 10 months old. She’s been laying for a while but this morning has been the third time she’s turned broody in the last 4 months! We have a routine it seems. She gets broody, goes to jail, comes out 3-4 days later, becomes boss again, lays for a bit...
  12. CayugaMama

    Broody with swollen/pale comb

    My Bantam Cochin Has been sitting on a few eggs for the past 18 days. She has been doing great and has been a wonderful broody. I have put water and food in a small tray in her nesting box with her, so that she is able to take care of herself without having to go too far. I check on her every...
  13. EllieandOlive

    Bantam Brahma just hatched 7 ducklings!

    Our 8 month old TSC bantam brahma hen went broody on her own two eggs and 5 golf balls I had in their nesting boxes. I felt sorry for her (she was there for 2 weeks before I candled the 2 eggs and found they were dead). So I gave her the only fertile eggs I had, which were from my khaki campbell...
  14. Chickie friend

    Space and ventilation questions?

    I have an old play house that was converted to a coop. Its 17² ft (how do you get 17² feet you ask? by having a tree go though the middle of course) currently there are 4 chickens in there. There are 3 windows that provide 8 feet of ventilation, but only during the day. Is that enough? My dad...
  15. Goddess Sekhmet

    Putting more chicks under hen 2wks after first lot?

    Hi all, I have an Australorp hen that went broody, so I've opted to put this 4 freshly-hatched Australorp chicks under her last night. I originally wanted to put Guineafowl under her, but they're 2 weeks from hatching. I was wondering if it were feasible to still try slipping them under her...
  16. ally1327

    Broody Hen and Hatching Day!

    Hi all, Today is day 21 under a first-time broody hen (oh, the excitement!!) She is just a baby herself (hatched in April) so we weren't expecting much from her. Although I'm not sure we should have, we picked her up this morning to see if anything was happening and sure enough, one of the eggs...
  17. LateBirdFarms

    Broody hen egg death issue

    Good morning, experts! I'm hoping this is the right place to post, since I'm not using an incubator, my broody did the hard work with eggs I provided her. I had 5 blue eggs from Ameruacna eggs (I never spell that one right, not EE eggs) and 3 brown eggs, 2 darker speckled ones and a slightly...
  18. R

    Hen staying in the nesting box

    Hi guys hope you're well My chicken started laying over 2 weeks ago, she's now constantly staying in the nest box all the time, just coming out for food and drink. I'm guessing she's broody, is there anything I should do or should I just let it run its course Thankyou
  19. Sheriloo3

    Rats RETURNING stolen eggs???

    I have recently discovered a bit of a rat problem in my coop/run and am working on getting it taken care of. I have a few things in the works, but if I have more issues, I'll be back for suggestions. What I'm here for is to inquire about a real head-scratcher that happened today. I have a...
  20. D

    One lonely baby incubator chick and a broody with a hatch due in next 2 days

    I had an incubator hatch going and only one of five hatched. The last one, is viable, but appears days behind the lonely chick i have now, a day old. Concurrently i have a silkie, one time mother to one, but broody all the time and losing her eggs always. So she's currently on two wood eggs...
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