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Is this a sign of broodiness????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Farm Frenzy, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it is. My husband went to feed for me this morning, and he said that one of my black rock girls was laying in the nest and I went later tonight and she was still there. AND she tries to peck you if you touch her?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Sure sounds like it!
     
  3. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!!! It's about freakin time.[​IMG]
     
  4. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    Sounds like it to me, too! [​IMG] Good luck! [​IMG] Genie
     
  5. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first broody EVER!!! It just so happens that I've been saving my silkie eggs and have about 10 so far. I'm hoping she's still on the nest tomorrow when I go out there...[​IMG]. We'll see though. I thought for sure my silkie would be the one to go first, but no luck with that. I'm just glad one possibly has.
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    LOL... Ya out of my 3 pullet silkie/showgirls two of them went broody at the same time. So now one is setting on 7 silkie/showgirl eggs and the other is on about 12 button quail eggs. We'll see how it goes. Good luck on your eggs and hopefully your momma will be a good one.


    Chef
     
  7. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi again!

    You seem so happy, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    Unfortunately, I can't have a roo in my neighborhood so I never have any fertile eggs (unless someone gives them to me or I buy some) but I always seem to have some broodies. Out of 7 Silkies, two are broody right now and I have a "Sizzle" that's broody plus 2 broody bantam Cochins.

    The "Sizzle" is so into it that she pulled out all of her chest feathers. Now I'm worried that she might be too cold and I don't even want to try to break her broodiness because I don't want her walking around too much with her chest exposed, I figure she's better off in the nest.

    With 5 broodies, it seems such a shame that I don't have any eggs!

    Well, at least I hope it rubs off on your girls. I'm sure your Silkie will also go broody sooner or later (to me, they seem like a sure thing), so you'll have another chance, for sure.

    Again, good luck! [​IMG] Genie
     
  8. jonesgirl

    jonesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, forgive me for being a "chicken virgin", but what exactly does broodiness mean?

    and... how do the eggs get fertile?
     
  9. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A broody means that a hen is ready to sit on a nest and incubate eggs. It makes life a whole lot easier for me because I then can use the hen instead of an incubator....which I have 4 of by the way!![​IMG]
     
  10. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Must be that time of year. I've got my first broodies too. One BO and one BA. Both have been on nests every night when I go collect and as soon as I open the nest lid, they growl and fluff. I'm making them a spot inside the barn so they are out of the coop nests. Guess I'll have to see if they stay broody after moving them. Fingers are crossed!
     

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