Are they ALL going to go broody !?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kinsey228, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have yet ANOTHER broody. [​IMG] First my banty Wyandotte went broody, and now my Marans. Should I put her to use and throw some eggs under her or just let her be ? Both of the broodies arearound 7 months old. I thought they had to be older.
     
  2. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    Quote:I bought four banty chicks in April. One turned out to be a rooster, and the other three have gone broody three times. I finally gave up and have let two sit on their eggs. I have three chicks that were born on Christmas day and the rest due on Jan. 5. and now I have a MF d'uccle that has gone AWOL and I suspect she's sitting on a nest under the shed. She shows herself every other day or so and then disappears again. That makes out of a flock of 11, two roosters, four broodys and five good girls who give me no trouble! [​IMG] I don't know what to do but raise chicks!! [​IMG]
     
  3. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My other girls, all 16 of them, give me 12-14 eggs a day. I have 4 eggs under my banty right now, and I'm not sure if I am going to put any under my BCM yet.
     
  4. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have several going broody, too. I'm down from a dozen eggs to eight in just the past week. Mostly it's my EEs, they always seem to do everything together.
    I keep kicking them out of the nests, don't have the heart to give them cold water dunks although it's really not that cold.
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    You should put her to use! You can stop nature, but why! Think of the cute babies you will have [​IMG]. They may also get tired of it in a week and get up.
     

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