Can you MAKE a hen go BROODY?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jeremy, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:We were out of town for the weekend. Came home to 18 eggs in 1 nest box. No broody, but lots of eggs.
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the opposite problem, I can't stop my hens from going broody. Right now I have a total of 7 broodies [​IMG]
     
  3. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen go broody when I took her out of the flock. She was being mean to all the other hens and I wanted to change her status to see if she would be a little nicer. So I put her in a large dog crate for a week and let her do her own thing by herself. I noticed she was sitting on an egg and every time I saw her she was sitting on that egg (she is an old chicken that lays very little these days). When I removed the egg it had clearly been incubated, then I noticed the hen had pecked all her under belly feathers out, I put her back with the group and she is a little nicer, but she has not laid an egg since (not really worried cause she is so old) but I think she was all set to be a mama. It made me wonder if I put a hen in a cage like that again, if that works to get them in a broody mood? idk just wanted to share my thoughts there
     
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  4. racingpigeons98

    racingpigeons98 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you leave the chicken inside the bucket with eggs will she really sit down.
    Because I have a chicken that puffs up and screams, but doesn't sit on eggs, just makes strange noises around them.
     
  5. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Down here, the story is the same. I have a friend that swear to me that results . One thing is for sure. If you leave the eggs in the nests, the probably of broodies, increase.
     
  6. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Down here, the story is the same. I have a friend that swear to me that results . One thing is for sure. If you leave the eggs in the nests, the probably of broodies, increases.
     
  7. racingpigeons98

    racingpigeons98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can rhode island red hens go broody? How often do they go broody?
     
  8. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

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    I can't believe this got to three pages and no one said anything about Sourland.




    Hens do what they want...unless Sourland has been dancing...
     
  9. racingpigeons98

    racingpigeons98 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is to chickenaddict. (but others can answer)
    What kind of hens do you have that you have so much broodies?
    How much do you feed them a day?
    My mom doesn't let us feed them a lot, because they don't grow.

    This is to EmtheFishLady
    What is Sourland?
     
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  10. racingpigeons98

    racingpigeons98 Out Of The Brooder

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    please reply
     

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