Finally I think I have a broody hen!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chik-N-Crazy, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Chik-N-Crazy

    Chik-N-Crazy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2009
    Currie, NC
    I am over excited! I have one BO and one standard white cochin. Both breeds I have read that like to go broody. Well it has never happened for me until now. My cochin has been sitting in a nest for about 3 days. We have checked non-stop to be sure, she has gotten up to eat and goes right back in the nest, even sat there while we stepped all around her tryng to catch a guniea!!! So, here's my question, I took her out of the regular house, put her in a nest just like the one she was sitting in with 15 fresh eggs, inside a large kennel so that she and the babies will be safe. Am I doing this right? She can still see the coop, she has food, water and I scrambled her some eggs tonight just for a little treat. She is just sitting away. I can hardly wait!!! It's almost as bad as watching a 'bator, I know she is sick of me looking at her!!![​IMG]

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