I am sick of broodies!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by perfectly_polish, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    I am so sick of my broody hens! First I had a buff orp. go broody, failed to hatch a single egg, killed 2 as they were hatching and when I gave her chicks, after a week she killed every single one of them [​IMG]. Then I recently had a duck go broody, and she also failed to hatch a single egg, nothing, not even one chick, I candled the eggs, and not one was clear! She could have had a 100% hatch [​IMG]! I deffiently like my incubators much more then broodies [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Don't allow the hen to go broody again if you can.

    When I was little, if a hen killed chicks, she didn't ever stop.
     
  3. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Well if she doesn't start laying again soon, she's going to end up in the oven [​IMG]
     

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