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Frizzle Broody But She Kicked Eggs Out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gatekeeper, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Hen that has gone broody; I havent had a broody hen in sometime ... there were 13 eggs in her nest ... why did she push 4 of them out???


    Gate-that-swings-wide
     
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  2. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably because they were bad for some reason. Mamma hens can usually sense when something is wrong with an egg...unlike us.
     
  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the same thing hmmm

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  4. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much. I had a hen go broody and she kicked a few eggs out. Unknowingly I kept putting them back under her, and she eventually got aggravated with me and abandoned the whole nest!!! She got tired of me jacking with her I guess. [​IMG]
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    Trust the hen! [​IMG]
     
  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I go with Mother Nature Guitarist [​IMG] Are you ready to pull the trigger yet??? [​IMG]

    I remain,
    Gate The Enabler
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    LMAO.... Not yet darnit..... maybe soon [​IMG]
     
  8. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just toss those four she keeps pushing out, and she will probably keep sitting on the rest. YAY, I love babies in the spring time..[​IMG]
     
  9. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She seems very content - so the 4 eggs are now George Washington; historyyyy!

    Gate The Aggitator
     

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