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Broody Option

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by enggass, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    Hi all,
    I have a hatchery RIR that is about 13 months old and has decided to go broody. No fertile eggs or chicks to give her(I have enough as is)...
    I don't care that she has gone broody, my question is can I just leave her be to work it out on her own? Will she eat and poop as needed? Seems like a silly question but I have never had any broodies until now.
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    She should be just fine. Just make sure there is fresh water and feed close by her. I've got lots of broodies this time of year, usually after 2 weeks they give up when there isn't anything under them!!!!
  3. juliawitt

    juliawitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    I have an Orp that has been broody for 3 weeks!!! I pull her out every morning and every afternoon to make sure she eats etc. However, she is losing alot of weight........again, should I be worried???

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