Messed up Broody Buff

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PurpleChicken, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Our Buff Orp went broody and last night had five eggs under her.
    Today, every hen wanted to get their eggs under her so she had
    9 by late afternoon. This concerned me because I didn't want egg
    production to stop nor did I want my Buff to get overloaded and
    lose the whole batch.

    So, I made a new egg box for the second part of my coop area
    and moved her and her eggs into it. She ignored the eggs. We tried
    to force her to stay on them but she wouldn't hear of it. Luckily
    I have a batch of eggs cookin in bator #1 so I was able to put the
    9 eggs into it and hopefully save them.

    We let her back into the main coop. She is now back in the nest box
    with no eggs.

    This is our first broody experience.

  2. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Just like a female, go figer!

  3. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    That is so funny, I just "found" one of my buffs today, I thought a predator had taken her a few weeks ago. I have not seen her in weeks, and today she came down from the top of the barn. She announced herself, and flew down from the top of the barn. I could not believe it. I thought she was gone. I am sure one day she will return the coop at night. None of the eggs are fertile, so I will have to send up my son to the top of the barn, to get the eggs she has up there before to long. Like tomorrow. I am sure they will get pretty smelly before to long. The funny thing is, she is from this springs hatch, I think I got them at the end of March, so that makes her only 6 months old. boy am I in trouble next spring.
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Ours is only 6 months old too. Buffs are good moms.

    I'm just gonna keep pulling the eggs until she snaps out of it.
    Our roo went bye bye yesterday so our eggs won't be fertile for

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