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Broody Hen Thread!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmerBoy24, May 1, 2011.

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey,

    Everyone! this will be a thread about broody hens! Post pics, tell stories, ask questions, suggest, ANYTHING!! [​IMG]

    GOOOOO!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?? [​IMG]
     
  3. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are in the second 'broody' episode from one of our buff orpingtons....sigh....we don't have a rooster, so there is no chance for the eggs to hatch, but she doesn't know that! We collect the eggs during the day so she is just sitting on litter. I remove her from the nest as many time as I can, but who knows how long it will take to break her. the first time she went broody, it took 6 weeks!

    my favorite part is when I open the nest box door and she puffs up and makes the horrible shrieking sound at me. [​IMG]

    I'll try to get a pic of her all puffed up tomorrow!
     
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  4. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Right now I have 2 broodies well 3 but one of them hatched her chicks a coulple of days ago. Under my Buff Orpingtion hen I have 2 dozen Splash, Cuckkoo, Golden Cuckkoo, and Blue Marans!, and under my other hen I have 1 dozen of BCM, Amerucan, Silver Laced Wyandotte and Olive Eggers. I can't wit for them all to hatch!! [​IMG]. Why don't you get some fertile eggs and let her hatch them?
     
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  5. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a BA go broody so I gave her 12EE eggs to hatch. Shortly after that a silkie went broody. I gave her 4 EE eggs. The BA hatched six, one died at day 2, so a total of 5. The silkie hatched all four of the eggs she incubated. I was thrilled with her results.
     
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  6. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I risked life and limb to get this shot earlier. She has 11 chicks total. 2 Cochins and 9 Faverolles. I aslo have one trying to go broody. If she is still setting on Fri. she will get however many faverolle eggs I can collect out of 2 girls and 12 BCM eggs that I am getting.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. zephyr66

    zephyr66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my RIR hen who just hatched chicks 3 months ago went broody friday AGAIN! so, i was quick to act and she is setting on 9 eggs and 19 days to go. whoo hoo!!
     
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  9. doramechicks

    doramechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a light Sussex sitting on 9 Black Copper Maran eggs that are due to hatch May 5th. This is her first time hatching and mine too so we are very excited to see what we get:)
     
  10. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love broodies WAY more than incubators. My silkiexaustrolop hatched ALL 1 dozen eggs! a couple of days ago. When your hens go broody do you separate her from the rest of the flock? or just keep them together?
     
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