BROODY HEN

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 11langenkamp_w, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. 11langenkamp_w

    11langenkamp_w Songster

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    Will a silkie that hasnt laid yet but is going to any time go broody?Or a black rose comb bantam? Also if they were to be laying would they set on other eggs? And even if they werent laying?
     

  2. jhm47

    jhm47 Songster

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    Very doubtful that a hen that hasn't laid an egg would go broody.
     
  3. chickenpiedpiper

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    Quote:You wouldnt think so, but I have a little hen, that went broody as soon as she started laying! and now I have her and three puddins on my desk!

    I learned my lesson tho, I will never let a broody hen hatch mid winter ever ever again!! No sirreee Bob!

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  4. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
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    Quote:You wouldnt think so, but I have a little hen, that went broody as soon as she started laying! and now I have her and three puddins on my desk!

    I learned my lesson tho, I will never let a broody hen hatch mid winter ever ever again!! No sirreee Bob!

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    Why? to hard on the eggs/chicks? I have 2 broodies right now that won't come off the nest & they are not laying on anything. I was going to get some silkie eggs but it has been so cold here in MI & colder next week they are forcasting.
     

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