Is my broody coming unbroody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ericasl, May 24, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a buff cochin who has been sitting for about 2 weeks eggs should hatch june 3 or so. Well she was not getting up at all know she is up 2 or 3 times a day for 30 mins or so. Is this ok I will just die if these eggs do not hatch. She always goes back but how long is it safe to be off the nest?
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she looking for food and water? Usually they don't quit the nest.
     
  3. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I have food and water right there by her she does not even have to get up to reach it. I did find a very LARGE broody poo so thank goodness she got up and did that outside. She went back in her house and has not come back out. Maybe she had to go potty really bad and wanted to strech her legs??
     
  4. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    My broody banty would "escape" occasionally when we opened the door to the coop. I would watch her for a while then put her back by the nest and she would go right back on it. I think she just wanted to visit with the other hens and stretch. It was during the last week of sitting.
     
  5. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she just needed a potty break, you know like the calm before the storm.
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sounds like she needed to use the little girl's room. I just figure they know what they are doing and I leave them alone. [​IMG]
     
  7. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is almost the last week for her June 3 the chicks should hatch! I am going crazy waiting. I feel like a kid waiting for X-mas..[​IMG]
     

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