I think I have my first broody!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Attack Chicken, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Well my bantam black wyandotte pullet Pepper has been sitting on 4 eggs for about a week so far. I'm just posting this because I thought she would give up on them. I have only seen her off the nest once and it was for about 30 minutes at the most. When I open the door to look at her she puffs up and does a low but high pitched screeee. I thought she was just joking with me at first but it looks like she's sticking to it now! I'll get pictures later!! Woot I always wanted a broody!

  2. Congratulations!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    My Jap Banty went broody this week too. I just gave her 4 eggs yesterday and now she is in her own "pen".
    Good luck!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Jen4

    Jen4 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Congratulations.... ( to both of you [​IMG] )

    I have a broody BO, shes been sitting on 11 eggs for 1 week and 2 days [​IMG] We need to keep each other updated on our boodies and post pics. of the baby chickies when they hatch, since they should be hatching around the same time... [​IMG]

    Heres a pic of my broody on her nest...

  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Sweet! I would wish that one of mine would go broody towards spring, but without buying fertilized eggs, none of mine are going to hatch!

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    I moved my broody and now she hasn't been on the eggs. So now I moved the eggs into the cage part, they were in the box compartment. Was that a good idea or should I have left her alone.
  6. Jen4

    Jen4 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Did you just now move her? How long has she been off the nest?
  7. She has been setting since Mon and I put 4 eggs under her yesterday and then this morning I checked on her and she was out while the others were laying in her nest. So I went back a few hrs later and she was sitting on the wrong nest, She did have an egg under her. SHe doesn't like me and so she flys off the nest and I retrieved the single egg hoping she would go to her orginal nest which she did. I then got the box/pen thing from my mom n law and put her and the eggs in the box part ... well since she doesn't like me she went into the cage part and would go back into the box. so I caught her again and plugged the hole ... I kneew she could get out if she wanted too and she did.
    So to answer your question. I am not sure maybe 2 hrs [​IMG] So then I did move the eggs into the cage part and I think she did go over to them.

    But I am worried about her... Will she go on them... they were cool to the touch...[​IMG]

  8. Jen4

    Jen4 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    I moved my broody and nest to this area, she stayed off the nest for a little while and I was scared she wasnt going to get back on but she did... guess she just needed to stretch her legs [​IMG]


  9. Madison Farms

    Madison Farms In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2009
    Escalon, Ca.
    I tried moving our Black Silver laced Wyandotte, Georgee and she didnt like it at all, She never sat on the nest again,,,,, let her go,,, tossed the eggs out. She went right back under the bush I moved her from to lay on some more eggs that had been laid there.

    I was afraid the barn cats next door would get her, so my husband build a cage out of PVC pipe and sunscreen and we cover her and the bush at night,,,, solved that. Now she's on day 9. [​IMG]

  10. Quote:So should I let mine go or just leave her... Oh I don't know what to do!!! I am in such confusion.( pulling my hair out)

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