Broody at night but not during the day

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by rbrink21, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. rbrink21

    rbrink21 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 9, 2008
    I've got a blue slate hen that has a rather large clutch of eggs in a dark, isolated corner of our coop. The last couple of days she's been getting on them in the evening and staying on them overnight but then she gets off of them in the morning. When she is on them she hisses and gets defensive like she's broody. I've been searching and searching for info and haven't found anything. So I have a few questions.

    1. Does it take them a few days to really kick into full broodiness?

    2. Have these overnight sittings ruined the viability of the eggs?

    3. If they aren't ruined is there a way we can encourage her to stay on them during the day?

    Thanks for any and all replies!
  2. WVstruttin

    WVstruttin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2012
    I have one doing the same thing. Exactly what you are saying. I dont know why she is doing it. but maybe someone with some turkey knowledge will chime in and let us know something.

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