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Broody Rhode island red

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Orpingtonlover, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Orpingtonlover

    Orpingtonlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever heard of a hen going broody with just 2 eggs? she has been sitting on them 3 days now and she only gets off once a day and when she does she clucks the whole time and if i try to look under her she pecks me hard.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Yep, she's broody alright.
     
  3. Orpingtonlover

    Orpingtonlover Out Of The Brooder

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    is it okay that she only has 2 eggs though?
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes its fine that she is just sitting on 2 eggs.hens go broody when they want to.
     
  5. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orp that is cool she is broody.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Awesome! I have a Buff Orp that went broody last fall and I've been trying to get her to do it again. She sits on 5 plastic eggs, plus other girls' eggs, every day, but I just can't get her to do it again! Bet she will when the eggs in my bator are finished incubating, LOL!
     

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