Afraid of my broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Skye727, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    223
    3
    63
    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    I moved my Brodie hen and her 11 unfertilized eggs into a dog carrier. She was out in the yard and I'm surprised nothing got her. I have fertilized cochin eggs in the incubator I want to give her but she's growling at me when I go in the room! What can I do to not get attacked? Lol
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    6,322
    289
    317
    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    I would put on gloves! Some broodies are very protective, hence the growling[​IMG]
    Sorry not much advice I only had a slightly protective broody before. Happy Hatching!
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  3. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    223
    3
    63
    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    I have leather motorcycle gloves. Lol she is just a bantam Easter egger but wow!
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    6,322
    289
    317
    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    LOL
     
  5. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    223
    3
    63
    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    I used a thick leather glove. She went after me! She almost pecked a fertilized egg. Scared me! Should I give her all 7 eggs? I have her 3.
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    3,946
    92
    236
    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Just reach under her....she's not going to eat your hand off.
    Switch the eggs at night.
    You can give her seven as long as she can cover them.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  7. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    223
    3
    63
    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    She's mean! She might take my whole arm off! Lol
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: