i want a broody hen!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cartersmith, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    Ugh, you can have one of mine......one has been broody CONTINUOUSLY since the begining of January, yes January! [​IMG] [​IMG] She's not sitting on any eggs either. Another one of my buff orps has decided to go broody again, after taking a few weeks off. I have no roosters so no fertile eggs to hatch, & DH won't allow for any more chickens this year. [​IMG]
  2. cutechick2010

    cutechick2010 Songster

    I am hoping for a couple of broodies this spring. I have kept some Cochins around mainly for that purpose. I have three banty blues that spent most of last summer broody, only problem was they kept fighting over the nest and breaking or leaving "out" the eggs they were fighting over! I hope some of my standard Cochins will brood too, they can cover more eggs than the little banties.
  3. Twin Mom

    Twin Mom In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2010
    Floresville, Texas
    New to chickens, got my first late last summer. My neighbor told me to leave the eggs in the box and I would get a broody. Is this true? I have left four boxes alone for a week now. The number of eggs per box ranges from 8 to 17 as of an hour ago. No one sits on them all the time, just to add another egg. Will this cause a broody or am I just waisting all the eggs? Any advice?
  4. gumbii

    gumbii Songster

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    all of my hens are broody right now... sucks... but i'm also incubating eggs, so i might just throw some in with them... one is sitting on one egg and a bunch of plastic ones... LOL...
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    If you want broodies .... talk to NellaBean. She breeds for broodiness, and has constant broodies!
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have a broody Sebright right now!!

    (And I love that she's broody.)
  7. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Songster

    Aug 9, 2009
    lol never heard of somone breeding for that

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