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Louisa's Gone Broody -- Now What???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissJenny, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, my little cochin hen has been sitting for three days now. I am not opposed to placing eggs under her... but I am wondering if that's the thing to do... Should I try to break her, should I let her set... I really don't know what to do next.

    This is our first time -- what should we do?

    Jenny
     
  2. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
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    Give her eggs... she will thank you by giving you chicks...

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  3. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
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    and make sure there fertile
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  5. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awh give her some eggs:) Beautiful name by the way. I'm planning on naming one of my white cochin hens Louisa.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, yes, please, give her some fertile eggs!

    At least five, so hopefully at least 2 or 3 will hatch and she can be a mommy. And your flock will increase!

    There's nothing as adorable as a momma hen with new chicks. She'll be fine raising thm in the winter, I bet.
     
  7. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, fertile eggs... good -- where do I get those? I have no rooster... I need eggs. Oh, and she is in the kitchen so we are not worried about the cold.

    Jenny
     
  8. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] in the kitchen.......
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My Nugget is sitting now, too, with eggs due on the 25th. When I tried to explain to her that it was December, for cripes sake, she said, "grr, cluck, cluck, cluck". [​IMG]
     
  10. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    maryland
    you can get fertile eggs from here on the fourm in the auction area
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