HELLP!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Girl, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so my white/frizzle cochin in broody agen i am pritty sure. And the first time she stoped like 4days to 1 week befor hatch. So I have a old bird cage and I am going to put her in it. Pls Give me all the info an broodys you got! LOL I am going to be ceeping her in the old bird cage in the coop. Is that ok?

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    Cage:[​IMG] What time is the best time to put her in it? And i have a light in the coop on 24/7 has been all winter. I am leting her sit on 5 should i candel and if so when?

    THANKS A BUNCH!!! [​IMG]
    Chicken Girl
     
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  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi Chicken Girl,

    If you got to the upper right of the page, to the search box, and type in "broody hen", you will find a wealth of information.

    Good luck!
     
  3. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My opinion is the cage is to small. She should be able to get off her eggs to eat, drink, poo and such. But if you have a dog cage an a rubbermaid storage box that works great. She will need a box kinda area and bedding in the box (hay, wood shavings) But goodluck, -Jay
     
  4. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is much smaller then in the pic. And i will have water and food in there for her. I need as much info as polebel!
     
  5. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, well you can candle at day 9 or 10. I would let her sit a few days and then take her out, I dont know exactly about that, but I took mine out the day she went broody and she stopped. And if it is very cold outside I would put a heat lamp on her. Goodluck, -Jay
     
  6. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a heater in the coop too. And i dont know if its been 1 or 2 days cuz i was stuped and did not go out there yesterday. And i will be vary upset if gets of the eggs wen i go out there to night agen. So I should not but her in the cage to night? And thanks for your help!

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  7. ladrifter

    ladrifter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you build a cage around the nest she has now?
     
  8. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would not but I dont know to much about that. So I wouldnt listen to myself. Goodluck, -Jay
     
  9. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well i need to do it now. Like within the next 15 min. So every body pls ceep posting i still need the info.
     
  10. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    She should have room to stand up , get off the nest and eat and drink, if she dosnt Its to small, IMO
     

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