I Think We Have A Broody!!!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by M To The Maxx, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    It is Puff our BC White Polish!!! [​IMG] She has been sitting on 1 brown and 1 blue egg for a little over 3 hours! Do you think she is broody? She hsn't moved once from her spot!!! I know she is not laying because there is no white egg under.
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Give her more time. 3 hours isn't really enough time to officially determine if a hen is broody. I've had a couple of my hens sit on the nest sometimes for a couple hours. They were a little picky about where they laid. If she is still in there tonight, then it's possible she is if she doesn't go to roost.
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:Good to know.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Good to know.

    Yeah, I've had hens sit for hours before they were distracted by something else and went on their merry way.
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Well she is not broody. She came off the nest of 5 eggs. Oh well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2009
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    You'd have to have her sit for at least 3 days to be able to even refer to her as 'broody'. Even then, you wouldn't be able to really know for a few weeks.
     
  7. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Very true, though I've had hens on their nest through the night without being broody. They've also shed belly feathers, fluffed up and growled when I approached, and clucked up a storm, but they weren't broody. They're very unreliable at times. [​IMG]
     

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