I didn't think Polish went broody?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CritterHill, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a definite broody polish hen. She's just about a year old. Trying to hatch golf balls [​IMG]

    Think she may stay broody long enough to hatch some eggs? Going to see if my sister has any she can bring over on Easter.

    I didn't think Polish hens WENT broody?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Polish are not knowen for going broody.
    I say give it a try.
     
  3. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, she's up running around now... I guess I'll give her a couple days to figure out if she really wants to hatch something before giving her fertile eggs.

    I was out and did some renovations on the run today, so I suspect I disturbed her [​IMG]
     
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    All hens can go broody. I've heard of many broody Polish Chickens. [​IMG] If she's been on the nest for longer than 48 hours straight, she probobly was broody. I'm sure she'll be back on the nest in no time. [​IMG] Also, to reduce the chances of her coming of the nest, you should separate her flom the flock into a private, enclosed nest.
     
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    My mom's friend has only one Polish hen and she went broody. Very mean, too! Truly a protective mom. I've seen rare pics of Polish hens mothering a brood. It can happen...not likely, but everyone has a chance to be stricken with the broody-bug. [​IMG]

    You're very lucky! This doesn't happen often.
     
  6. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out after dark to check and her fuzzy behind is firmly parked in that nest box... I SO want to find some fertile eggs to stick under her!

    Apparently, my sister ate her roo when it got to be a nuisance, so I have no eggs for her!

    I've been eyeing up the hatching egg BST forum, but I need immediate gratification. I want to find someone in my area that I could pick up eggs from tomorrow!
     
  7. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go for it....[​IMG]
    I had a Welsummer that hatched out a nice brood and stuck with them longer than any other broody I've had. And from what I've heard Welsummers don't go broody [​IMG]
     
  8. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are two houses within 5 miles of me that have chickens. I see them wandering around every day and I believe I've spotted a roo with them.

    I wonder if I knock on their door tomorrow and ask to buy fertile eggs from them they will think I am crazy...
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Quote:Why not? Might make a friend.
     
  10. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh! I found someone local on BYC who has some eggs for me!

    I hope this works and the silly hen decides to stay on her nest!
     

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