Broody NOW?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by walkswithdog, May 10, 2009.

  1. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Broodies have sucky timing. I put in my last bator full for the spring (yeah right I know, I know). Went out to the coop to get eggs... And was met with a pair of hissing, spitting fussy broodies. I hadn't gathered due to rain for two day, hmm part of three. There were a LOT of eggs. Apparently that set them off.

    I just went out and swapped marked bator eggs for unmarked fresh eggs under one hen. Got to do it for the other in a bit and make sure the other is broody.

    Where were they a month ago?

    Evidently they wanted at least 12 eggs to sit on each. Sometimes poultry just makes you go grrr.
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    My one CM got the same memo [​IMG] , My chicks hatched last week and I had really wanted to have a broody hatch some at the same time but she decided this Saturday she needed to go broody know not when I need her to in April [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 12, 2009

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