broody hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by greeneggs444, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    If you never collect your hen's from the start, can you start taking their eggs? and if you order some chicks, just a few, will they start to make their own flock if you don't take their eggs?[​IMG]
  2. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Quote:They won't make a flock without a rooster. [​IMG]
    I think about 1 roo for 16 hens is enough.
  3. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Buff Orpington went broody and she wasn't even laying. She sat on the nest box 24/7 on nothing but pine shavings for weeks. We had to pull her off the nest a few times a day just to make sure she ate and dranik.

    Lucky for us (and her) we had five babies coming from MPC and we slipped them underneath her while it was still dark out and by light of day she was mothering them like you wouldn't believe. They are three weeks old now and are thriving!

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