Broody Hen Thread!

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

  1. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took all my broody's babies away, cause the Sizzles r sold, & gave her 3 BO chicks. I hadn't had them in the brooder yet, but let them dry 24 hrs, or so, in the hatcher. She seems to be doing ok now, but about 20 min after I gave them to her, she left them in the nest & went wondering around the run. So I shooed her back in & blocked them all in there. They finally crawled back under her.

    Of there is food and water in there and plenty of room to potty, but how long should I keep her blocked to be sure they learn her "language"??
     
  2. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say about a week :)
     
  3. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But saying that mine usually stay with mine so I'm not too sure :)
     
  4. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm. About how many days after final hatch do they usually wait to start bringing them out with everyone else?
     
  5. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be straight away or three weeks it depends on the hen but mine usually wait about a week, and they are very protective of them ahha :lol:
     
  6. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah when I 1st moved them all to the house in the ground, my Frizzled Cochin roo decided to go in for a visit. It was a massive fight!!! He acted like he was going to hurt them, of course she didn't let him and I was were I could reach in an grab him if needed, but tryin to let her handle it. Wow!
     
  7. elliechooks

    elliechooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Easter everyone :)

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  8. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Sonderah, yes, Betty is a Barred Rock. I love this breed. Great layers and she is such a great mama. She is only 9 months old. I didn't think she would go broody so young. I'm loving watching her raise the chicks and showing them where food and water are...priceless! Babies are a week old now.

    Happy Easter to all!
     
  9. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha :lol:
     
  10. jammyjammy2112

    jammyjammy2112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my plain red hen is walking around the coop making a cluck cluck cluck noise with the past 4 or 5 days she seems like she has pulled feathers from under her belly is this usually what they do befor they actually sit
     

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