All my hens are Broody!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by antiquebuff, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 hens that are broody this early! Is this normal? I was selling hatching eggs quite well and now I can't even fill my orders. The hens have no eggs under them!
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if its normal but i feel your pain. 13 hens and 6 originally went broody then another one. So much for breakfast
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have my first broody. Here goes my farm freash egg business!!

    Sonja
     
  4. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    If you don't want a broody hen, you can take steps to stop the process. Do you have a roo?
     
  5. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    break 'em up! [​IMG]
     
  6. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    oops, I see they were hatching eggs you were selling. Of course you have a roo. Sounds like there is nothing left to hatch. You could get some eggs...any desire to expand your flock?
     
  7. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't want to expand my flock. I really want to down size. I take all the hens off the nest and put them out each day ( they stand by the door) but they get right back on the nest when they get to go in. Oh well, so much for the eggs!
     
  8. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    Quote:Is it possible to block off the nest boxes?
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd love to have one go broody about two weeks before my hatch in my bator... Hens take great care of chicks.
     
  10. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    all my silkies go broody and i just block the nest off for a few days until one lays on the floor lol
     

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