broody how long?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spoolin, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got a broody hen on monday, and she started to lay on tuesday and since then she has been laying on some plastic easter eggs. i am getting some fertile eggs on saturday, and how long can she go brrody for? until the eggs hatch?
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    i did the same thing, she started setting a couple days ago. I took them and gave her some plastics. Today I set her up in her brooder and gave her real eggs. I think if it was only a couple days it should be ok. I think she should sit till they hatch if she is determined.
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Do you mean she began to lay herself on a nest with plastic eggs starting on Tues? Or did she lay her own egg in the nest? If she's begun to brood, she'll be all right until you get fertile eggs to put under her this weekend. And then the chicks should hatch 20-21 days after that. I wish her & you success!
     
  4. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes she started to lay by herself on the nest on tuesday with the plastic eggs, she has not layed an egg yet, she's in "broody" mode.
     

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