Broody hen questions :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fullhouse, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think our Buff Orp is getting broody. She is sitting on eggs, hers and the other girls, until I take them, and then she is mad at me! I would like to let her hatch some babies, but we don't have a roster. Could I buy fertile eggs and have her hatch them? Would I separate her from the others or just leave her where she is?
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes you can get fertile eggs for her.an leave her where she is to brood the eggs.she should be fine in her nest.
     
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. If she does hatch some should I seperate her and the chicks then?
     
  4. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope I wouldn't separate them. She may want the motherly part too. [​IMG] Let me know if you need some eggs. I have two dozen fertile White Leghorns x Barred Rocks eggs ready now for shipping. $10.00 dozen, $12.00 postage. I take Paypal. [​IMG]
     
  5. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She ignored the eggs all day today, I think she's testing me [​IMG]
     

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