craziest thing a broody has ever done (share )

PaigeHgibson

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8 Years
Mar 2, 2011
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well during the tornado that destroyed my 12 x 12 shed and most my pigeons
My favorite chicken a mottled cochin named Rachel was extremely broody and siting in her converted cat litter box nest on eggs
well when i went to collect my living birds i saw the box i was afraid to look ... but their she was puffed up and trying to peck me to death along with super dooper stink eye !!!!
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the eggs were unharmed
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one of the members said she deserves a broody award
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!! i agree



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tinychicky

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9 Years
Mar 24, 2010
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wow that's one dedicated broody! you know i think there should be an annual broody award here on BYC
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my serama girl is super broody. i was giving the chickens bread and i offered some to her (she was out of her nest at the time) and she growled at the bread! i offered her water. she growled at the water. i showed her a chick. she growled at the chick, then realized what it was and bustled over to tuck the chick under her despite the two week old feedstore chick's protests
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PaigeHgibson

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8 Years
Mar 2, 2011
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hahahahaha rachel is a piggy though she growls and takes the food then gives you the eye
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when you have nothing more to give her !! your serama sounds like a good mamma !
 

Tanichca

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May 6, 2009
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LOL great story!!!!
Ok... um,that would be my little bantam phoenix sitting (or trying to sit on)
4 LF ameraucana eggs
13 bantam phoenix eggs
3 standard phoenix eggs
2 silkie eggs


She looked like a silver duckwing pancake!!
 

PaigeHgibson

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8 Years
Mar 2, 2011
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Oh my !!!! that is crazy ! poor girl is gonna get arthritis LOL
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i have never heard of a broody on so many eggs PANCAKE CHICKEN
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tinychicky

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Mar 24, 2010
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haha i once came home after being gone two weeks to find a very dedicated bantam cornish sitting on a mountain of over twenty mix breed eggs! thank goodness only eight were actually fertile or we'd be overrun with chickens now! i kept four of the seven chicks that hatched, three silkie mix hens (ebony, snowdancer, and whisper) and one gorgeous cochin X roo (chive)
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PaigeHgibson

Songster
8 Years
Mar 2, 2011
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WoW !!! my aunt has a mottled houden and a sebright hen that i gave her that fight over eggs , my aunts hands are permanetly bruised from trying to take their eggs
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Judy

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Feb 5, 2009
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I found my Kraeinkoppe, a smallish large fowl chicken, sitting on about 25 eggs once -- well, about half were under her. Not a good outcome.

My favorite broody story (I posted recently somewhere on here): I had some four week olds I was raising in the broody pen without a mama, because the broody I bought them for wouldn't take them. When they were maybe a week old, another hen went broody, choosing a spot right next to their chicken wire pen to set. After a couple of weeks she got off the nest and started pacing and mama-clucking up and down the sides of the pen. I crossed my fingers and let her in. She is STILL trying to mother them, at 7 weeks -- it is a hoot seeing her trying to cover them with her wings on the roost.
 

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