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Is broody contagious?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Amarisus, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got my first broody my little frizzle cochin, then a day later my other cochin went broody, then the next day my Marans went brood!y I was like Jeeze![​IMG] My hubby said "well it is spring" lol But I'm kinda glad though cuz I've been wanting broodies for awhile now. Its just kinda crazy none of them are even a year old yet, but I'm more surprised that my marans went broody before my silkie and my other cochin did. So is being broody contagious or what? lol!
     
  2. rednana9

    rednana9 Out Of The Brooder

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    You are lucky! My daughter has been dying for just one of hers to go broody so they can hatch her eggs![​IMG]I havent had one go broody yet so I dont know much about it except that they wont lay anymore eggs until broody time is over.
     
  3. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear how often they go broody depends on the breed. Cochins and silkies are like the most broody breeds out there. Broody just means they're gonna sit until you find away to break them of it or they hatch out and raise some babies themselves. What breeds does your daughter have?
     
  4. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My sister has 8 chickens that all went broody, one after the other, so she keeps buying eggs off craigslist and from me to put under the hens to make their dreams come true! I have silkies that keep going broody, one just hatched out 6 lemon cuckoo orps for me. I have large breed hens too, including orpingtons, but none of them have gone broody yet.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Seems it is. Penny and Aimee here went broody the exact same day and I hope will raise their chicklets together as well:
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  6. rednana9

    rednana9 Out Of The Brooder

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    She has production reds and some leghorns which I told her they dont go broody. She just got some buff orpingtons so I imagine when they get older they will.
     
  7. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aaaaww Speckledhen, they're so cute, that's about how mine look sitting so diligently, except the marans and cochin keep switching spots, its kinda funny lol
    Rednana, yes I think she'll have much better luck with the orpingtons going broody than leghorns, good luck with getting a broody [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Now, my Silver Phoenix hen who lives in that same coop seems to have gone broody as well. Yup, methinks it's contagious!

    Penny and Aimee keep stealing each others' eggs. It's nuts! They have been sitting on 4 eggs each for 18 days. This morning, Penny had 7 under her and Aimee had only 1. They'll probably be chick-nappers, too!
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012
  9. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not only is it contagious but it's an epidemic! My cochin cross hubert just went broody then my last blue cochin went broody and now my Barred Rock is broody?! Is that normal for a barred rock to go broody? She's only like 8 or 9 months old. Oh well we'll see how she does lol
     
  10. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cochins is 8 months and just hatched me out 7 OEGBs and adopted an orhpaned australorp chick. She and my buff orp went broody together but the buff orp abandoned her only chick.
     

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