Broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BantammChick, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. BantammChick

    BantammChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my barred rocks is broody,she has sit there on the nest for a week or 2 now.I think it will be cool to see a hen raise a few chicks! I can't wait until she hatches chicks!Here is a picture of her,But this picture is from a few months ago,she isn't broody in this pic. Her name is Bambi. SAM_2430.JPG
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Great. Just make sure all the eggs under her were Set at the same time(so you do not create a staggered hatch) and marked if she is with other hens and remove unmarked Eggs EVERY day. Good Luck
     
  3. hens4chri

    hens4chri Out Of The Brooder

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    DSCN2463.jpg How did your broody hen do? We just had our first hatch from a broody hen too! She set on 11 eggs. She pushed one out of the nest on about day 3. She continued on 10. 7 hatched. 6 have survived and she is very good. They are now 5 days old and she is already trying to build up another clutch of eggs. We don't really want that right now because she is keeping the other chickens out of the laying boxes. She won't let anyone in the roost/coop. I think we need a specific box for our little broody girl. We call her 'The Pillar" after a character in a series by Jane Myers Perinne.
     
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  4. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go Bambi!
     
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  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Edited
     
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  6. BantammChick

    BantammChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hasn't hatched any chicks yet.
     
  7. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry Edited!!!
     
  8. hens4chri

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    She hasn't gathered more eggs. Thanks. We remove them daily. The day I posted, was the first day we saw a fresh egg in her nest again. We will wait a few weeks to let her set again. We need to make her a dedicated house.
     
  9. hens4chri

    hens4chri Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do you remove eggs that aren't hers?
     
  10. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that was meant for the original poster. Sorry
     

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