Jersey is broody

77horses

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Nope. I have never owned any Jersey Giant HENS, but we did have a Jersey Giant and GORGEOUS rooster(who sadly died from a weasel who raided the coop.
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Yes, that breed can be broody, not as much as other breeds, but yes it can happen often!
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Congrats!!!!!
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You should start putting some eggs under her to see if she will stay with them! Very exciting! I hope she hatches out some chickies!
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Good luck!
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hinkjc

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Seminole - sounds like you have a Jersey going broody.
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Are you going to give her some eggs in place of those pretty little golf balls?
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77horses

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Yes-she's going VERY broody! Better get some eggs under her!
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LOL she must be desperate, since she stole all the other balls from the other nests!
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Silly girl.
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Give her some eggs soon! She sounds like she will be a great mother!
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seminolewind

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Well, I've heard they are not good brooders. And I've heard that they are clumbsy, and break the eggs or step on chicks. Hmmm, maybe I should give her a few. Gotta think.
 

hinkjc

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Lots of first time moms are clumsy and careless. I would give her a try. You'll never know unless you try her out.

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shelleyd2008

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You could just keep her on the golf balls, and when you take eggs out of your turner/stop turning, then give her some to hatch. Mama hens are so much better equipped at taking care of baby chickens!
 

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Mama hens are so much better equipped at taking care of baby chickens!

I agree!
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Yes, you should definitely give her a chance!
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(or maybe a couple chances, since she may not do as good at first, which is normal. But if you give her a couple chances, she may do waay better the second time. All new moms are clumsy and sometimes mess up!)
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