Broody!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Girl, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O my gosh! They do this every year, when the wether gets cold! And i would so like some babies! But the winter is just geting started! Whats up with this!?
    Any of you guys have this problem?

    Chicken Girl
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they buff orpingtons? My buffs seem to this in the early winter, drives me nuts. I usually try to break them of the brood.
     
  3. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No its a Cochin and a Silkiy. And yes i do try to break them too! But y do you think they pick the early winter?


    Chicken Girl
     
  4. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure, they are a little confused I guess.LOL
     
  5. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silly girls!
     
  6. cherwill

    cherwill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you break them of the brood? One of my buff orps thinks she wants to hatch eggs and she's mighty crabby when we disagree with her about it!

    We have 4 laying hens and 2 that are still too young to lay. We'd been getting 3-4 eggs a day until Penny got broody; now we only get 1 or 2 and occasionally none. Is that just coincidence? It is colder and darker, but we have a light that goes on in the coop so they'll have a longer day.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Oh sure, my hens go broody alllllllllllll the time!








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