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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kelliepulido, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I now have 7 girls who are broody.2 are laying on eggs the rest are just sitting in the nest boxes! Wow when they said cochins were broody they were not joking.These girls are only 6 months old and its getting cold here in mi.
     

  2. Wow, I'd drop eggs at your house if I knew where you were. Have lots of fertile eggs...no broody hens.
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

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    my year-old cochin never went broody and my five month old cochin hasnt even layed an egg yet
     
  4. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    Well go ahead and mail them! I live in St.John's.I see your from MI although I have never heard of Skidlake
     
  5. Gloria

    Gloria Songster

    Wow, no broody's here either. I'm hoping for spring though. Good luck with your's. Maybe I should try a couple of cochins next spring if nobody else steps up to the nest. [​IMG] Your right it's getting to cold here in michigan.
     
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Wow - 7! [​IMG]

    I have 4 broodies and I thought that was crazy!

    I have a total of 10 Silkie girls, all 7 months old, and within a few weeks of laying they each went broody. Today I gathered the eggs and I found a new Silkie egg and my first thought was - oh, great another one is going to go broody soon. [​IMG]

    They're ticking time bombs! [​IMG]
     
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

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    six months seems kinda young to me
     

  8. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    Their bantams and that's what I thought kinda young but no matter how many times I tell them they are too young and it is getting too cold they still won't get out of the nest boxes.
     
  9. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    I have 2 broodies. The one is a young silkie, the other a serama. I take their eggs, but they don't care, they just keep sitting there! I tried telling them it is too cold for them to hatch babies right now, but evidently they disagree!! Now they are no longer laying and since I took each egg as they laid it, they are not sitting on any either. Go figure!
     

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