how many broody hens you gotz? :)(chook,duck,turkey ect.)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ducklove334, May 2, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    this here post applies to all birds! yaaaay!

    I'm curious as to how many broodies everyone has to kick this spring off.

    currently(and this is ONLY currently) we have 4 broody hens, one is sitting on two of her eggs that SHOULD be hatching in the next few days, and some eggs due to hatch on the 8th(wich I'll be taking from her once her own eggs hatch).

    and a silkie whos sitting on 6 eggs due to hatch the 8th(not hers,Standard eggs)

    Stella, out blue cochin is a new momma to 7 Mallard eggs just given to her this morning, and Lily is also a new duck egg momma, 2 runner eggs, and 4 pekin eggs.

    I've also got Rosilee who's been sitting for about 3-3 1/2 weeks now.

    and then theres Mouse, Broody again, sitting on 6 eggs(the 7 under Stella I took from Mouses nest),and Stencil..who feels mouse must share her nest, they sorta help each other sit??

    so we've got in total! 5 and 1/2 broodies! yaaaaaay![​IMG]
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Two. My best layers, too! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I've got 5... 4 silkies and one blue orp. [​IMG]
     
  4. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    Two Broody little mommas. One is on my peahen eggs, thank goodness.
     
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Nine, and some of them are my good layers too, a copper black marans, a giant blue marans, a Mille Fleur cochin F2 project hen, a mottled cochin hen, two partridge cochin hens, two partridge silkies, and a silkie/marans cross.
     
  6. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    currently(and this is ONLY currently) we have 4 broody hens

    I quoted me LOL,

    make that FIVE broody hens!, so that makes,like 8 broodies.

    and it's Tal whos doing the broody this time, not mouse, but she and Stencil have joint custody LMAO​
     
  8. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Gold Lace Wyandotte.
     

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