broody for 3 months - decides she is off the nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueskylen, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. blueskylen

    blueskylen Songster

    Mar 3, 2008

    well the chicken that has been broody for so long finally decided that nothing was going to hatch and jumped off the nest.

    she had 13 eggs under her -started with 3 and they just kept appearing - and I took them all out and cracked them to see what was in there.

    only 3 had a layer of veins around the yolk, and the rest were normal looking - no chicks. they were frozen that day and I did not pick them apart.

    I am happy that there were no chicks in them, as I would have been upset about that.

    hopefully none of the other girls get broody until spring.
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    How do they know??

    Merry Christmas!!

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