Anyone else feel guilty when....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Naughty, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Naughty

    Naughty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a poor hen trying to go broody and you get the eggs out from under her?

    Sad thing is that I want her to hatch some - but not until spring... but I feel bad when she's trying. Now she is trying to hatch the golfball lol
     
  2. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. I felt guilty because I had to move my wyandotte's nest full of eggs because she had snuck outside the run to lay them and I finally got the run covered good so they can't get out anymore but she snuck out and I found the nest. I put it in the coop but she acted like she didn't recognize them there. She got out again (pushed her way between my legs at the gate) and ran straight to where her old nest was and looked and looked for her eggs. She even squawked real loud a few times like "what the heck? I know I left them right here!"
     
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I just let them go broody and hatch them out. I have never taken any away.
     
  4. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one go broody a little while ago, tried to take the eggs away and she went nuts! squaking and carrying on, so I put some fake eggs under her and she was a happy as can be!
     
  5. Naughty

    Naughty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine stopped after that time - and I have no baby golfs... lol
     

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