Is my hen broody???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Skitz, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    well she's been on the laying box since 12pm (its 8:04pm right now) and she doesn't let the others lay (only one) but she hasn't moved. She is a White cochin bantam and she is sitting on 26 eggs! (6 bantam eggs and 20 normal eggs) She cannot cover all 26 as she is very small so i wanted to remove the oldest eggs but Im afraid that she won't go back to the laying box if I move her (I've never had a hen go broody so I really want her to get broody) thanks for your response [​IMG]
     
  2. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    well i'll take that as a yes, its getting dark already and she is still on the laying box and not in the roosting pole
     
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
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    When you do take eggs away, always do it at night. That works best for me.
     

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