Broody Bantam????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lareynadenada, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. lareynadenada

    lareynadenada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible for a very young banty to be broody? My 6 mo old Buff/Black japanese hasn't gotten off the nest for 3 days
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Very possible for a bantam of that age to go broody.
     
  3. lareynadenada

    lareynadenada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you! good to know because she is still on the nest with her eggs and everybody elses from the last three days LOL
     
  4. Pyrates4Poultry

    Pyrates4Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    This is happy news! I hope she does well for you!!
     
  5. lareynadenada

    lareynadenada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL Angie, you better watch it I be bringing you some banties!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. lareynadenada

    lareynadenada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update on Broody Banty, her "sister" has decided to help set these eggs, they have been doing this since day 2

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    this is SO funny both are setting these eggs, I check everyday sometimes there are 3 under one hen 4 under one the next day there's 5 & 2
    Only problem is the other hens have nowhere to lay as this is the "favorite" nest, so I am getting eggs on the ground and in the coop

    Anybody have any advice on moving them and when is the best time to move as this coop is 3 feet above the ground, do I wait until after hatch?
     
  7. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just moved my young broody Sunday night. I recommend moving them when they are asleep at night. Is the nest or the coop three feet off the ground? Since the other hens are starting to lay in the wrong places it would tip the balance to moving them for me.
     
  8. lareynadenada

    lareynadenada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moved them both last night into their very own little nest separate from everybody,,,,,,,so far so good. Had a chance to candle and let her keep 9 eggs with good veining
     
  9. lareynadenada

    lareynadenada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update,,,,,,,,,,,,day 18 for broodies sitting together,,,,still sitting tight,,,,,can't wait!!
     

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