Hen has eight eggs in the coop, waiting for the broodyness. Question!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CalebtheChicken, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    My australian orpington has laid 8 eggs in her little milk-crate nest and I'm waiting for her broodyness. All of my other hens have died (exept Tastegamey who lives in the woods). So now she's alone with my two roosters...
    Me and my family went on vacation and when we got back she had the eggs. Now she won't let the roosters breed her and is lingering around the coop.
    So I'm asooming she's thinking about brooding the eggs.

    Now my question, if and when she goes broody should I seperate her from the roosters?
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I don't. She'll just stay on the nest & ignore the roos.
     
  3. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    ok, thanks! That's alot easier!!! [​IMG]
    If and when they hatch should I seperate them then?
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I still don't. She'll take good care of them. If a roo decides to mess with a chick, mom will set them straight.
     
  5. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Yes! I don't have to worry about seperating them!
    It proubly won't matter though, she seems to have lost interest in the eggs, and she let my rooster breed her.
     

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