broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by smokeyodie97, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Songster

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    I have a broody siting on 3 or 4 eggs after they hatch will she go back broody?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

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    She shouldn't continue to be broody 'cause she will be taking care of the chicks.
     
  3. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Songster

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    I probuly take the chickes then will she go broody agin
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing 9 Years

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    Not necessarily. I wouldl wait a couple of weeks before you take the chicks. Whether you need to or not I don't know.

    She will not stay broody in any event. Her hormones will kick back in to lay more eggs. If you switch her to another pen it should happen more quickly.

    I have one hathcing eggs right now and if you watch and listen from a distance you can hear her "talk" to the unhatched chicks while they are in the egg. It's really quite amazing. (though not all hens are the same).

    Have a great hatch.

    Rancher
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010

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