How often can they go broody? Bantie Hen....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kerriliane, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bantam polish cross.
    Her current babies were born on June 20th, she laid a good 7 or 8 eggs, and is now sitting on them. I gave her a couple more eggs to see if she was broody or not and she rolled them under her. She's probably on day 3 of not leaving the nest...
    Is this normal? Her last babies were so cute, I don't mind, and the 3 or 4 not bantam eggs shes got, if fertile, are from a black mom & big white dad.. so they'll be cute.. but less than 8 weeks between hatch and going broody?

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  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

  3. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    Quote:you can see the little tuft of feathers on her head though so probably a polish mix
     
  4. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is her current "Family"
    The rooster has a comb that looks like purple brains. (rose comb?)
    and 2/4 babies have tufts on their heads
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    Two of her kids have tufts, so I assume part polish
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  5. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    they are cute!
     
  6. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!
    Can they really go broody every two months though? or is mine just crazy?
     

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