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Broody Hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shawna89, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie hen Maggie is sitting in the nest, this is my first broody hen.

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    Do I leave her alone, what should I do?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    What do you want her to do, hatch some eggs or break her from being broody?
     
  3. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, I didnt know if I should leave her alone or what, I stuck some eggs under her! It'll be my first chicken-incubator hatch!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:You do have a rooster, right?
     
  5. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I do have a rooster! I snuck her some more eggs, she is now sitting on 4. Go Maggie Go!

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  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay, good then. Not everyone knows you need a rooster for your hen to hatch eggs. Just checkin'. [​IMG]
     

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