Broody Hen Thread!

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

  1. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2013
    Ahah they're very nice colours
  2. griggy

    griggy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hi! I'm new to the thread. My Dominique, Abby Lee, went broody last week. Yesterday I put 12 Dominique eggs underneath. They were shipped eggs, so I'm not sure how well they will do, but I am hopeful. I think she has at least one more underneath her that is unfertile..I tried to get them out but she wasn't having it and I didn't want to upset her. We separated her into a giant dog crate and she seems very content. She moves very little. She is a good little hen. When can I candle and do I need to buy a special candle thiing? (Don't know the term.) I'm so happy for this thread!
  3. Dianne88

    Dianne88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2013
    Panhandle, FL
    You can use a high lumen flashlight cupped in your hand or taped to half a paper towel roll
  4. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2013
    Candle on day 7 and throw out the infertile ones, but u can wait till day 10 If ur not sure, and I just use a flash light
  5. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 1, 2013
    Smithville, Missouri
    I decided (after the success of adoption by two pullets) to place eggs under my third broody, these large fowl buff brahma eggs are scheduled to hatch on Sunday. The broody is a silkie so she only got four eggs. I am not good with candling but I tried.... I gave her eggs that are not clear.

    I have one more bantam that might catch the broody bug.... seeing the chicks in the next cage.
  6. jarvis

    jarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2011
    yay i finally had a hen go broody !!!!! one of the buff orpingtons has claimed a bottom nest box so i gave her the fertile eggs for the day and am going to section her off somehow with some food and water so the other hens dont go and keep laying new eggs in with her ... im not sure how many were under her before i added the seven from the coop under her ,, but that was yesterday .. hopefully others havent already laid more in with her . so excited !!
  7. pammy13

    pammy13 New Egg

    Apr 24, 2014
    I have a mother hen that just started sitting a few days ago on 2 egg and she is in a lot with four other hen and a large rooster once the chicks hatch should I take them from her or leave them!!! Have had tons of chickens before but this is the first time I have that wants to be a momma!!!
  8. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Wow! My broody Cochin could be a statue! Seriously, do I have to worry about her getting food and drink?
  9. missus

    missus Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2014
    North West England
    Embarking on my first hatching experience today! Tammy Wyandotte is sitting on a surprise mixed batch of Banty eggs, will hopefully have some orpingtons, Sussex and pekins in 3 weeks. Though with my luck they will all be roos!
  10. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2014
    Hello everybody
    Just wondering are there any good clean legged large fowl Broodys?

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