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Broody at 23 weeks old?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KellyHM, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    One of my EE pullets has decided to go broody at 23 wks old and after laying for only 2 weeks!! [​IMG] Aren't they at least suppose to wait until they're a little older!? [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    It is definately possible to go broody at that age. It may not last, I wouldnt trust her with eggs.
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    She only has one since I've been collecting the rest of them and I gave her my Silkie's from this morning, so that makes two. I won't give her any more, but I can always put those in the bator if she stops, since I have it running anyways!
     
  4. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    I have one not much older then that that went broody about a week ago. She is doing pretty good but once in a while when she gets down to eat and poop she gets back on thewrong eggs! LMAO so I just put her back on the right ones.
    (we have some hardboiled eggs in the nest boxes trying to get the girls to go into there..and thats what she started setting on...I have since given her 3 eggs to sit on)
     

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