Always BROODY!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kuntrygirl, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Does anyone have a situation where their hen is always broody? I have a hen that loves to lay and set AND hatch. She is an EXCELLENT mother! She always allows me to place other eggs under her with no fuss. I can touch, pet and check on her whenever I want. She is not fussy or aggressive at all. When the chicks are hatched, she allows me to play with them and handle them anytime I like. She hatches every egg under her and will take care of her babies for about 8 weeks and then she goes broody again. I'm afraid that she will tire out from this constant behavior of being broody. Is this a good or bad problem to have? What should I do? Should I just let her do what she likes to do and allow her to lay, set and hatch as often as she likes? Please tell me your thoughts.
     
  2. Chicks_N_Horses

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    SEND HER TO ME! ...my thoughts [​IMG]
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:To be honest, I'm almost at the point of renting her out. When I get home and see that she has gone broody "again", all I can do is shake my head and say "NOT AGAIN"! [​IMG]

    She does have a twin sister. I can have her there to you by 5pm today. [​IMG]
     
  4. Dirt Road

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    What breed of chicken is your broody??

    Jim
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:She is a Partridge Cochin.
     

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