- Sep 3, 2012
What is BOSS? Is it bad for them to go broody? I love when mine do... it saves me so much headache. . I'm not as good a raising chicks or poults as they are. I have a brown hen chicken that has hatched and raised a most of my grown flock... including my turkeys. .. 8 out of 12 and she just hatched 8 more.. she lost two of those, but the other 6 are over 2 week old. I hatched 5 marons, lost one so far.. they are in their 1st week. I bought 15 marans, lost two, sold four, and a silkie... I have two splash, three black copper maran and four blue copper maran. . Oh.. I also bought 20 Boven Browns. . Love there eggs.. They are the sweetest birds... boy were they ugly when I got them. When they laid an egg, it would splash. .. the shells were so thin.. I've sold all but 4 that really grew on me.. I'm buying more Saturday. .. by the time I figure the food and doctoring and fuel... I'm not making money but I think I'm getting them good homes..Poor hen. I hate it when I have something go broody! Ugg. I've never had a Speckled Sussex go broody. My Australorps are the worst for me to break.
Your not the first one I seen mention they don't see their Tom's eat. I'm sure the time of year is playing a part. My hens don't miss a meal. They get a small bedtime snack of BOSS.