Broody Bantam!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LindseyM12, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. LindseyM12

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    YES! I got a broody! She is sitting on 7 eggs! I moved her because she was being pecked by the big chickens.
    Here is a picture.
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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Well look how precious! Good thing you moved her. Good luck. I hope all of the eggs hatch.
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    She looks determined & you've made a nice spot for her. Keep a trowel or a cat litter pan scoop handy for her daily big poop. And post pix of the babies in 3 weeks!
     
  4. LindseyM12

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    they will only poop once a day?!
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Sometimes mine poop once every 2 to 3 days. And it's A LOT !!!!
     
  6. LindseyM12

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    Quote:Sometimes mine poop once every 2 to 3 days. And it's A LOT !!!!

    Ok, that is WIERD.
     
  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    They aren't moving much, so they don't need to eat or drink a lot. The overall temperature & weather conditions determine how often they'll get up off the nest & how long of a coffee break they'll take each time. The warmer the weather the longer breaks they can take.

    So they don't poop much, just once a day or so is enough. But good grief, when they DO poop, they make it a memorable one! It's big & really stinky! You might think the dog got in her box and left a calling card. I keep a plastic trowel near my broodys' pens to do a quick clean-up & throw those things over the fence.
     
  8. kuntrygirl

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    Quote:lol @ memorable , big and stinky one.

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  9. LindseyM12

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    Quote:yesterday she did it but she jumped out of her box and did it! and it was diarriea LOTS of it too. YUCK!!!!!
     
  10. Sunny Side Up

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    Try putting a little raw apple cider vinegar in her water to aid her digestion. Maybe a half teaspoon in that quart water bottle. If her poops are too loose she may not be able to hold it until she hops out of the box and she may mess in the nest instead. I have one hen who frequently has this problem when she broods. A broody's poop should be big and rather firm, not too loose.
     

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