Broody hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Papa Paul, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Papa Paul

    Papa Paul In the Brooder

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    Hi. I've had a lot of chickens. Hatched a lot with incubator and with broody hens, but I have a 1 year old BO and she's been clucking,nasty and ruffling her feathers for three months but won't set on eggs. I've left 8-10 eggs on her nest to try to get her to set but nothing. She keeps free ranging with other hens and still laying eggs. I'd like her to set. Any ideas. Tks
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I'm afraid I don't think there is a way to "make" one go broody.
    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Papa Paul

    Papa Paul In the Brooder

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    Tk you. She's been clicking, ruffling feathers and acting nasty. Wouldn't that be broody. Jay can't get her to stay on eggs. Tks
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Sounds like signs of one being broody...but being broody means to sit on the eggs, which see isn't doing. She could just be mean?
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Is she still laying eggs?
    Or could someone be scaring her off of the eggs?
     
  6. Papa Paul

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    She still is laying eggs. She also was very sweet mild hen before. Followed me everywhere. It started 3 months ago. That's a long time to be clucky and nasty. Don't know
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Sorry can't think of any advice. But want to Welcome you to Backyard chickens.
     
  8. Papa Paul

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    No prob. Tks for the welcome. It's a weird one. I'll just have to wait her out. See what happens. Tks
     

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