Afraid of my broody hen

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

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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!
     
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  3. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have leather motorcycle gloves. Lol she is just a bantam Easter egger but wow!
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL
     
  5. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  7. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's mean! She might take my whole arm off! Lol
     

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