Banty is broody with no eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NicInNC, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Songster

    Jun 23, 2008
    North Carolina
    My banty lays anywhere from 2-7 eggs a week. I check for an egg each day and remove it.

    She's been sitting in her nest for the past 3 days. I removed her egg yesterday. Today, she hasn't laid an egg, but she's continued to sit in her nest as though she's laying on something. I keep taking her out, but she goes straight back in. I feel sorry for her.

    We have only one rooster and I have never seen him mate with any of the chickens. He's still pretty young, so I don't know how old they are before they're even capable, but I honestly have never seen him mate.

    Will they go broody on eggs that aren't even capable of hatching? What do I do? Will this pass?
  2. chickenchik12

    chickenchik12 Songster

    Jun 9, 2009
    stumptown CA
    your hen can and will go broody even if the eggs arnt fertile just like my could,that is if you want chicks,buy fertile eggs and let her at it.or if you dont want her going broody leave her alone in a wire cage with food and water.hope this helps,

  3. nhnanna

    nhnanna Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    how old are cochins or silkies before they go broody? I have never had a broody hen before. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: