How many broodies do we have... 23 and counting!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by matthewschickens, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. I started another thread like this last year but I can't find it so..

    Go!

    I have 1 [​IMG] Her name is Tigerlily and she is an EE [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Last year I had 17, this year I have had 14 and 2 still going strong on air!!!
     
  3. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wish i had one
     
  4. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one!!! she started on Monday and I put chicks under her a few hours ago, I hope she accepts them after she can see them.
     
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My very first broody ever just hatched out two Turken babies last Tuesday. I didn't really expect naked necks out of these eggs (I only had four eggs, and the only one I knew for certain was Turken was stolen by a predator, like one other egg) so I am simultaneously intrigued and freaked out! I would not have picked Turkens, as I don't care for the whole bare neck thing, but I am hoping they grow on me. They sure are cute (but weird) as babies. Before anyone asks, the eggs were free, and the guy thought they were Cochin, Blue Marans or White Rock or some combination of those, as he has a mixed flock. So, she still counts as a broody!
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Shirley Welsummer is my second and current broody. Buffy was the first, hatching a single chick - my first GrandChick! - on June 24th. Shirley's small clutch of 4 is due to hatch in 2 days on Oct 5th.
     
  7. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2! when i put chicks under them its not a matter of the hen accepting them its a matter of them acepting her!
     
  8. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 16 hens, we are in spring time and nothing. Nevertheless one went broody twice this winter. And now I need one!
     
  9. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie just hatched 3 silkie babies this past wednesday!!!!!
    So now I dont have any broody hens right now.
     
  10. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got one broody duck sitting on 8eggs.
    One broody hen sitting on 5eggs.
    And 2 broody button quail hens on 18 eggs between them.
    I love my broodies! [​IMG]
     

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