Bantie's gone broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HollyKMS, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. HollyKMS

    HollyKMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2YO bantam Welsummer (our only bantie & our FAV bird) has suddenly gone broody on at least a half-dozen eggs. WTH. In the winter?? She doesn't want to budge. Do I take the eggs or let her see it through? I don't want her to starve, that's my fear, with it being cold. I'm afraid she won't get off them for even long enough to eat... We have a roo now so they're probably fertile but do chicks born in winter ever survive?

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  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bantam cochin setting on 4 eggs right now. Make sure you have food and water nearby and a place the other chickens cannot bother her. She will get up to eat and drink and take a nasty broody poo. [​IMG] She will keep the babies warm but I also provide mine with a heat lamp too.
     
  3. HollyKMS

    HollyKMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nasty broody poo hahaha [​IMG]

    Thanks for the advice! I noticed she was outside free-ranging with the others this afternoon. Looks like her broodiness window is about 24 hours right now lol Prob a good thing. Pretty cold and ick right now.
     

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