How many broodies do you have?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Corey NC, May 3, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I am just curious who has the most broodies right now. I have 4 at the moment three very broody buff orps (one that has been broody once already this year) and 1 7 month old chochin who's been laying for barely a month.

    So, how many broodies do you have?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Just one, my poufy-headed Olivia. She's on about Day 7 with her three Barred Rock eggs I gave her, all Hawkeye's babies. Sunny, previously my only broody, hasnt gone over the edge this year yet.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    A big fat 0! LOL
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    I have 4 mommas with a total of 30 chick.

    On empty nests that I need to break I have 2 Standard Buff Cochins, a Standard Black Cochin, 2 bantam Black Cochins, 1 Mutt bantam, and a Frizzle bantam.

    So, that would be 11.

  5. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I have 1 and she is my first. I am like MissPrissy, I never have any broody hens but this year I do. She is a White Rock and I so hope that she stays on the nest, today is day 7 so Speckled Hen and I will be neck and neck. Yesterday when she got up to eat and drink I happened to see her and looked in,,,there are 16 eggs all shapes and colors. So who knows what is what,,,just hoping I get some chicks on my own this spring. [​IMG]
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I have 3 blue/black/splash I'm letting set some blue/black/splash, the other two are setting on air [​IMG]
  7. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    i have 4 broodies at the moment.
  8. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    So far, I have ya'll beat. I have a flock of 15 laying hens, including 5 tiny little year old banty hens I beleive to be D'Anver Quail and two other banty hens. Of those, all 5 of the D'Anver's and one of the other banties is broody. For a grand total of 6.

    I let the one banty hen have a clutch of 10 eggs, 2 of which I thought 'might' be fertile. One of those two disappeared, and the remaining one has hatched.
  9. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    I have 2 buff orpingtons and a white leghorn.
  10. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    I have one light brahma that usually goes broody every year. She is a great mom once the peeps hatch. She is priceless in my opinion, and hope she raises some more again this year for me.

    It is a wonderful experience to watch mom and the peeps. The new unheard sounds she provides them as she teaches them new things is nature in it's finest moments.


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