Broody questions I'm sure were already asked

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PurpleChicken, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I tried the search feature and there are so many broody posts it
    would take me all night to go through them. I hope some kind and
    knowledgable soul will anser the following:

    Will a broody get up and eat?

    Should we feed her in the box?

    She's a fat Buff. Should I add some eggs? (She has 2 now)

    This is our first girl, and one of our favorites, to go broody.
    She's gonna make a great mom. [​IMG]
     
  2. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well done, Yes add some more eggs if the original ones are close in age to them.
    Yes leave her there and if you really get worried about her eating and drinking by all means pick her up and put her out next to the feed and water. She will shake her feathers, have a big poop, drink then eat then get back to work!! If she gets confused and forgets where she left her eggs, pick her up and place her next to them.
    I go through this often with my broodies!!!
    You can feed her in the box however she will still need to stretch her legs and poop! and boy will she poop!
    Keep us posted!!
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Thanks Banty. That's exactly what I wanted to know. [​IMG]
     
  4. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue cochin gets up to eat once aday. She does a colon cleanse etc. preens a little and then back on the nest. Usually she does this late afternoon. I gave her eggs for about the first 3 days after she started brooding. She is setting a total of 11, I figure we might get lucky if she hatches a total of 5.
     
  5. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and boy will she poop!

    Aint that the truth, baby blue let one out that was as big as a cat turd and black as pitch! Sorry to be so graphic! [​IMG]
     
  6. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey countrygirl, thats a more ladylike way to explain the bowel emptying thing!! ill remember that word"colon cleanse!!LOL
     
  7. PurpleChicken

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    Cat turd? I'm laughing so hard it hurts.
    It seems another one of my posts has gone to the toilet.
    I know... No one is surprised. [​IMG]
     
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  8. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    well countrygirl you just undid the good word by saying cat turd!!!!
     
  9. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah Purplechicken , it seems that you are a toiletpost magnet!!!!LOL hugs
    we need some humour with all the crap going on in our lives!!
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess a little potty humour is good, lets not get any pictures or this could be a highly watched thread [​IMG]
     

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