Am I to late.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wychickenwrangler, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. wychickenwrangler

    wychickenwrangler Out Of The Brooder

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    We recently noticed that out daily egg count was down by one egg, but didn't really think much of it. Thinking that maybe two of them were laying every other day. This morning I discovered why we were short, one of the hens had been going to the barn & laying hers in the hay stack. My question is this. We found her sitting on 5 eggs, and she was in no hurry to move when we went to grab them from her. We would prefer that she continue laying but is it possible that she has already gone broody? If she has & will not lay any eggs for a while, we will just let her hatch them. Any help will be appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she went broody to me. Let her stay for a few days to see if she remains sitting on them then maybe move her to a nice quiet comfy spot where she can do her job. Good luck. Mine went broody awhile back. I don't have a rooster so I replaced the eggs with wooden eggs then 21 days later replaced them with 4 little babies. Worked great. She is such a fantastic mama. Got to love Chickens
     
  3. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    Cross Hill SC
    I say let em hatch! Lil peeps are too cute!
     
  4. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    sounds broody to me if you want I would put more eggs under her to help her start siting sooner
     
  5. wychickenwrangler

    wychickenwrangler Out Of The Brooder

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    Will she sit on the nest most of the day, or just for a few hours? She sat this morning from about 9:00 until 12:00 & then came out and hasn't been back to the nest?
     

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