I just wrestled the big blue broody monster and I won!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by melloladies, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just home from vacay to find my second ever broody in a months time!!! Well per my mother's (official chicken-sitter) advice, I grabbed her up with some old oven mitts!!! She's a big mamma jamma, and I was scared of that black beak, and her big broody eyes, and her puffing, and growling...but I won!! Last time, I made the hubs deal with it, but he was out of town, so I had to deal with her by myself. Feeling triumphiant and a bit silly I was so worried in the first place [​IMG]
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats! Most of my silkies just puff up and grumble when i try to take eggs from under them. But i have one little girl that bites and twists my skin, leaving my arm a bruised and bloody mess. So you just can't be too careful!
     
  3. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a wynadotte sitting on 22 eggs now. I discouraged new eggs and am trying fervently to finish my brooder so I can segregate the hen from the others... alas, to build is to be frustrated.

    So she bites and growls and puffs up and looks generally irritated. Till yesterday that is.

    This wynadotte sits atop the laying boxes in the laying box penthouse apparently. The dominant RIR and BRs will climb in and lay on top of her and get up and walk out like it's nothing.

    This wynadotte is puffing up to a surprising size! She covers all 22 eggs!!! I can hardly believe it.

    They're all warm too!

    She's not a silkie but she's trying SO HARD to be a momma!
     
  4. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
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    Gotta love those broody girl! I am dealing with three silkie broodies right now, they just growl and puff up at me. I just have to watch out for the main roo... if he hears the girls gowling he comes running and he pecks at me until I retreat. [​IMG]
     

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