first broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    I have my first time broody Mille Fleur d'Uccle... I just read where someone's hen was broody for 45 days and where someone else broke the broodyness by getting rid of the fake eggs they planted... I was wondering, since my little Fuggers seems to collect eggs under her everyday from the RSL girls, could I just move her down into my brooder for a couple days/weeks to see if that could break her from being broody? or would she still be broody without eggs? I really have no eggs to give her right now to hatch.. I've been working on getting some Serama hatching eggs for her but I dont know how thats coming along...
     
  2. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Anything?
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, if you want to discourage her, take her away from access to nesting materials, and certainly away from a nest with eggs in it! I have one part d'Uccle hen who will happily sit on an eggless nest for 21 days. With her, I have to take away all nesting materials. Other of our hens will give up if they have no eggs to sit on.

    It just depends on the individual.
     

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