broody hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by darius, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. darius

    darius Out Of The Brooder

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    My white maran hen is acting broody she's screaming at me as well as puffing up when I get eggs I put a store bought egg under her to see how long she will stay on the nest before I let her set on some hatching eggs when should I put some hatching eggs under her I've been told by a lot of maran breeders that marans hardly go broody I just don't want to risk loosing a good batch of eggs
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Once she stays on the nest overnight, she is truly broody. Understand that there is never a guarantee that a hen will set the requisite 21 days so it is always good to hae a back up plan. Chances are that she will set for the duration.
     
  3. darius

    darius Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you so much
     

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