Broody Cochin keeps getting off the nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by denco5, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    Ocoee Florida
    I have a Cochin that is broody, she has been sitting in the box for five days now. We placed three eggs under her three days ago. She gets off of the eggs several (3 or 4)times a day and eats, poops and dust baths, will the eggs hatch or is she leaving them to many times a day?

    I have a buff that is broody and I never see her off the nest.

    Any ideas will be helpful.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If she's getting off more than once, the eggs may not make it.

    Some broodies just don't learn it well the first time around.
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I've got four Cochins doing the same thing. [​IMG] They sit on everyone's favorite nest growling like dinosaurs and sitting on nothing. I try to stick eggs under them, and they get mad at me and get up, and a few hours later go back and sit again, but they will get up and leave the eggs any time I refill a feeder or waterer.
  4. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    Ocoee Florida
    It now appears that my cochin has decide to sit tight, she has only been out once a day for the last two days. Should I trade the eggs out from under here since she was getting of of the two and three times before or just leave them? The eggs have three or four days of her on and off and now two days of tight sitting.

    Thanks in advance for the help

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