Broody 6 month old Pullet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EdistoChicks, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been wondering why I have only been getting one egg from two hens lately. I found out why. One of my pullets decided to start a nest under the lawn tractor. She was sitting on 3 eggs. They can't be fertile, our roo is housed separately, now if the guinea cocks got to her that is another story. I thought it was cute. She was HOT under the tractor because it was covered by a tarp. My dog scared her away and I snuck the eggs out. Here is a pic...

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  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL BO mine were always trying to go broody. Maybe you should giver her some guinea eggs in a small coop. My hens were great at raising the guinea keets.
     
  3. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bunch in my incubator right now [​IMG] Next time she can take them.
     
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they have more then a week to go and she seems set on being broody I'd just give her some. I did that to one of my BA's with duck eggs and it was sooooo much easier then having messy ducklings in the brooder. Of course she was scarred for life when her "chicks" discoverd the creek and wouldn't come out of the water no matter how much she squawked at them, but that is a whole 'nother story.
     
  5. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Same thing happened to us with a broody hen and what we thought were two large chicken eggs!
     
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two Brahma girls I hatched did the same thing on me. They only started to lay at about 26 weeks. One has hatched three clutches and the other two in their first year of life (BUT they have only laid about 40 eggs between them in the whole time I have had them!)

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