Broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by monsterkx500, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. monsterkx500

    monsterkx500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I got an hen sitting in the nest box for the last two days. Is that mean she broody? The only probelm is it not going to hatch I don't have any rooster. Will she stop broody?
     
  2. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More in likely she will sit there until they hatch which in her case will be awhile, lol. I would suggest taking her off the eggs (CAREFULLY she may be angry) Then lock her outside the coop. She'll pace for awhile but hopefully she'll forget about it ;) Try feed her some yummy food away from the coop as well just to get her mind off it.

    Hope this helps ;)

    QP
     
  3. monsterkx500

    monsterkx500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I'm getting some fertized eggs from a co worker. So she can sit on them. Hopefully this will work. Had anyone done this?
     
  4. calvincoop

    calvincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my BO went broody I locked her in our chicken run so she couldn't access the laying boxes. she was very mad at me and would pace back and forth. she had to be in "chicken jail" for a few days until she gave up on the broody thing.
     
  5. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    when mine went broody I gave them some of my other hen's eggs :) more fun that way. I also separated the broodies because the other hens want to lay eggs in the same nest box with them everyday.
     
  6. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I just did the same thing on the 10th. I gave her a bunch of eggs and put her in a coop that I had that was empty so no one would bother her and her chicks when they hatch. She has so far been great she is always on the nest keeping those eggs warm. I can't wait to see her be a mommy she really is earning it!!!
     
  7. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    That is so great. good luck with your hatch!!
     
  8. monsterkx500

    monsterkx500 Out Of The Brooder

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    How many Eggs can they sit on? I got one sitting on 12 eggs.
     
  9. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    As long as it's a large sized chicken it can sit on 12 of 'em pretty easily
     
  10. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen who went broody yesterday (BO). So far the other hens have not bothered her, but she has growled when you get too close to her. I can gather eggs from the next boxes on either side with no problem, but Do Not Touch Her!
    I can build her a broody coop, but I do not want to remove her from where she is now. I wonder how she would do after (if this egg or eggs hatch) I do even know how many eggs she is sitting on.
     

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