LMBO! It could only happen to ME!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My first flock is two + years old.
    I have wished, prayed, begged for and even considered stealing a broody. I have read every single article on "making" a hen go broody and have tried about 90% of them. I have watched threads on broody hens with alot of interest and read them carefully looking for clues. I have yet to have a broody.
    Admitting defeat and ready to handle a second flock, I once again turned to the good people at Ideal Poultry for chicks. I revised my order and added two silkies to it, to guarantee myself a broody out of the new flock.
    My new chicks will ship next Wednesday. Ideal has billed my account, so they are bought and paid for.

    And now I have a broody hen!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And not just any hen, but one of my buff hens that I mentally voted as being the least likely to ever go broody.

    Tomorrow I'll be reading the articles on how to break a broody. [​IMG]
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    LOL I think I called that....when you were thinking of ordering chicks...too darned funny.... [​IMG] Good luck with trying to break the broody... or give her like 1 or 2 eggs....
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I think the only hen I have that has not gone broody IS my Silkie,,, although one of the eggs that hatched in class has 5 toes,, and other has turned out to be a Frizzle!!
  5. NewEnglandChick

    NewEnglandChick Songster

    Aug 13, 2009
    Midcoast Maine

    I had just the opposite problem. Had a hen go broody, got her eggs to sit on after 10 days of her never leaving the box (cause I figured that would just be easier than trying to break her) and after 3 days of sitting on the eggs she got spooked by a skunk one night, lost half the eggs and never went back. Go figure!

    So my advice for breaking a broody....bring in a skunk! [​IMG]
  6. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    that's hilarious!!! You should give her the chicks when they come!!
  7. Chuckles1330

    Chuckles1330 In the Brooder

    May 11, 2009
    I hear ya - my oldest hen (turned 2 in April) has suddenly decided she wants to be a momma. The others "visit" her in the coop, and it took her weeks to decide that she really wanted to do this (I'm not certain how I feel about it). So maybe we can hatch together? I figure on letting nature take its course, and put three additional eggs under her yesterday (she is on 4). Whatever you decide - good luck! [​IMG]
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Nope, it has to be either/or. I don't have room for both her chicks and the hatchery chicks. I may let her keep two eggs. [​IMG]

    ETA: I hate to break it to her, but that dozen "eggs" she's sitting on right now belong on a golf course. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  9. Bawk Vader

    Bawk Vader In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2010
    Belleview, FL (Central)
  10. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
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