Broodies running out my ears!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skeeter9, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    For crying out loud!!! I finally get my broody Australorp settled with the eggs I bought, along with some of my own and some of our neighbor's, I go out to the hen house this morning and what do I find, but 2 more very broody girls!!!! You should have heard the squawking and seen the puffing when I tried to clean out the nesting boxes!!! As I was cleaning out under one of the new broodies, I discovered that she had stolen some eggs from the original broody. The little stinker had to have rolled the eggs through a very small opening from one nest to the next! I know they were stolen, because they were some of the Marans eggs I ordered - much darker than the eggs my own hens lay. I guess I will have to divide the eggs up so they don't fight over them!!

  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I know your pain!
  4. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    [​IMG] I know what you mean! I have tried to remove the eggs to break them up, but nothing works. I'm giving up and letting THEM figure it out. I don't "need" any more chicks, but they insist on setting. They are silkies, and BOY are they broody!

    They keep stealing eggs from each other. [​IMG]
  5. Country Gal

    Country Gal Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Capac, MI
    I'm just itching for one or two of my girls to go broody... I have found that chickens are a little addictive and I can't wait to add to the flock! Unfortunately, I still have several weeks before they even start laying...
  6. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma

    Silly girls!!!
  7. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Yeah, I hear ya! Did you see my post about Earline? I think it's a good idea just dividing up the eggs. I sure do hope your marans eggs hatch! Those eggs are sooo pretty!


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