Jersey is broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    17,687
    507
    461
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Has anyone had a Jersey Giant that hatched eggs? Mine is sitting on 4 golf balls right now.
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    7,443
    10
    256
    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    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. [​IMG])
    Yes, that breed can be broody, not as much as other breeds, but yes it can happen often! [​IMG]
    Congrats!!!!! [​IMG] 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! [​IMG]

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    17,687
    507
    461
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Well right now, she's sitting on 4 golfballs. 2 were there, and 2 she stole from the next nest.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    12,685
    53
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    Seminole - sounds like you have a Jersey going broody. [​IMG] Are you going to give her some eggs in place of those pretty little golf balls? [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    7,443
    10
    256
    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Yes-she's going VERY broody! Better get some eggs under her! [​IMG]
    LOL she must be desperate, since she stole all the other balls from the other nests! [​IMG] Silly girl. [​IMG]
    Give her some eggs soon! She sounds like she will be a great mother! [​IMG]
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    17,687
    507
    461
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    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.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    12,685
    53
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    Lots of first time moms are clumsy and careless. I would give her a try. You'll never know unless you try her out.

    Jody
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,381
    35
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    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!
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    7,443
    10
    256
    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Mama hens are so much better equipped at taking care of baby chickens!

    I agree! [​IMG]


    Yes, you should definitely give her a chance! [​IMG] (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!) [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2008
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    17,687
    507
    461
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Okay I just might. I'll decide tomorrow.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by