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7 weeks still broody!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dray67, May 31, 2011.

  1. Dray67

    Dray67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Ameraucana went broody 7 weeks ago. After sitting on her own infertile eggs for a week I swapped them out for fertile eggs from a friend. 19 days later she or one of the flock mates broke the eggs killing the 4 chicks. I gave her a new set a few days later that were due to hatch yesterday, they did not! NOW WHAT! I thought she would eventually get tired of sitting and get up but that is not happening. Do I give her more eggs but that would mean 3 more weeks of sitting!
    Dave
     
  2. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:As a rule Broodies eat very little.Over a period of time they get very skinny and can eventually die from lack of food. I would not give her more eggs at this time. Put her in a wire cage without any bedding for a fews days to break her of being broody.
     
  3. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Get her some day old chicks if you really want chicks, but I wouldn't let her keep sitting. She's going to starve herself to death. I would not let her start over after this much time.

    There's a lot of posts on here about how to slip the day olds under a broody so if you have access to any try that. After all the sitting she's done she deserves something to show for it.
     
  4. Dray67

    Dray67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SHE HATCHED AN EGG TODAY! so i hope that will break the habit!
     
  5. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exciting! Keep us posted on how she does. She may hatch out a few more babies yet! [​IMG]
     

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