craziest thing a broody has ever done (share )

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PaigeHgibson, May 26, 2011.

  1. PaigeHgibson

    PaigeHgibson Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 !!!! [​IMG]
    the eggs were unharmed [​IMG]

    one of the members said she deserves a broody award [​IMG] !! i agree



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  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow that's one dedicated broody! you know i think there should be an annual broody award here on BYC [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]
     
  3. PaigeHgibson

    PaigeHgibson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahahahaha rachel is a piggy though she growls and takes the food then gives you the eye [​IMG] when you have nothing more to give her !! your serama sounds like a good mamma !
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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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!!
     
  5. PaigeHgibson

    PaigeHgibson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my !!!! that is crazy ! poor girl is gonna get arthritis LOL [​IMG] i have never heard of a broody on so many eggs PANCAKE CHICKEN [​IMG]
     
  6. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    yeah, i had to take some from her. [​IMG]
     
  7. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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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) [​IMG]
     
  8. PaigeHgibson

    PaigeHgibson Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG]
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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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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