Broody Hen breaking my heart

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wyo Chick, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have another broody banty hen. She wants to lay on eggs so badly. I take her off and she wanders around lost and making humming sounds. So sad. I already let one of my bantys sit on eggs. Don't really want any more. It breaks my heart watching her. I feel like I am taking her children away. LOL [​IMG]
     
  2. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    How about giving her a golf ball to sit on? Is your other hen still sitting or already done? If she is still sitting when the chicks hatch you could take one and give it to the other hen to raise?? Or just let her sit on the golf ball till she come out of her broodiness?? [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Meanie. (kidding)

    Who's gonna cave first, the banty or the human? (My bet's on the human) [​IMG]
     
  4. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    Quote:Chooks has it right.....My bet is also on the human hollering uncle first!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Chooks has it right.....My bet is also on the human hollering uncle first!

    Ha! I love your avatar!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    My banty has already hatched silkies for me. They are 6 weeks old. I will not cave, I will not cave, I will not cave! I will not look her in the eye!
     
  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    You are much tougher than I, much stronger than I also.



    I would give her eggs.............their drive, in those who want to raise a family, is just so strong. Or give her a couple feedstore chicks [​IMG]


    eta: ask around, maybe someone close to you would like some eggs hatched? Broody mom can hatch and raise them up a bit, then the "new" owners can have them?
     
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