Confused Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tigger65, May 30, 2008.

  1. tigger65

    tigger65 Out Of The Brooder

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    since I'm new to this I'm curious as to what she may be doing,,,,Hen went broody monday ,sat there with no eggs at all:| tuesday was a repeat. Wed. she was sitting on an egg she had laid so I took one more from the nesting box next to her and put it in there so she would have at least 2. noticed today she is now sitting in an empty nest box and the eggs that she was sitting on are no longer warm.
    should I try to stop her ? throw the eggs away? let her continue ??[​IMG]
     
  2. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this her first time being broody? What breed is she? Some breeds are better broody then others. And fist time broodys..well can be cluless for a bit LOL. I would probably take the eggs, and replace them with golf balls, or plastic eggs. That will make her think shes sitting on something, but wont cause any problems if she decides its not for her.

    Just my 2 cents....
     
  3. tigger65

    tigger65 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes first time being broody ,black sexlink less than a year old
     
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  4. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time our BSL went broody she was like that. Now she goes broody every summer, and last year she refused to budge off the nest for seven weeks! This year if she goes broody i've promised her babies [​IMG]
     

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