Broody Dillema????? To giver her eggs back or not

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by robbdebbie, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    Jun 18, 2009
    Madisonville, LA
    I have a broody showgirl who has been unreliable. This is her first go round, and hasn't been covering the eggs all the time. I took them away from her, and tried to break her. Well, she is still broody. One thing has changed though. She seems to be covering the one fake egg in the nest for the last 3 days. I have some eggs in the bator that are pretty close to hatching. I was wondering what you all thought about moving those eggs under her at night?
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I've never had a broody before but if it were me I would just put a couple of eggs under her and see what happens.
     

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