Encouraging Broodiness???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mattemma, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    I have 5 EEs and one RSL hen....plus a rooster. I am wondering how long should I let the eggs pile up in the nest box before I give up. I think yesterday there were about 6 eggs.Today is going on day 3. No one seems interested in sitting on the eggs.Give it a week and toss out the eggs?
  2. JEH1984

    JEH1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2011
    Asheville NC
    I had 13 eggs in my nest, which took about 2 weeks before my two cochin hens went broody.
  3. GableBabble

    GableBabble Ninja Chicken Herder

    May 27, 2010
    Well, my Austalorp lays one egg a day. She lays about 14 before sitting on them. So I want to say 14? Though my response is just an opinion based off of my girls. I have a frizzle cochin who has like 16 right now and she must not be done. She acts broody, I get excited thinking she is sitting... Then an hour later she is in her outside run scratching up a storm and there is a new egg in her box.
    My Wynadotte never gets broody.

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