broody hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by myyagirl, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. myyagirl

    myyagirl New Egg

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    [​IMG] hi all....i would like to know why my hens are NOT brooding their eggs? I have 13 eggs since 9/15/11 and they keep laying eggs, but not staying on their boxes to hatch them...thank you, vicki....
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Vicki.

    Your hens are not sitting on their eggs to hatch them because they are not broody at the moment. They may or may not ever be broody for you. Some hens are, and some aren't. It's a hormonal "condition", not just an opportunity because eggs are in the nest.

    Tell us a bit more about your hens. Some breeds are more likely to brood than others. Also, in my experience, birds acquired from a hatchery are less likely to brood. Not that it's impossible, but less likely.
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    What lauralou said!! I have some that have never been broody!! [​IMG]
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  6. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Hi and welcome!!! They don't sound broody, when a hen is broody they stop laying eggs and will sit on their nest basically all the time (except when drinking, eating, etc....) they may also puff up and squack when they get up.
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] and welcome to BYC [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca
     
  9. Skitz

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