My 1st Broody Hen Sitting On Eggs!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheHappyHen21, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dfgjdskgfhjdogjhifdhg!! Gahh im so eggcited! I went and picked up my 15 chicks the other day and ended up coming home with 6 hatching eggs also because I have a white silki hen who is so broody! Well! I popped them right under her and she took right away, and she is for surly dedicated to them! Shes sitting on Lavendar Orpingtons and Olive Eggers :) Any tips I could use ?? Never had a Broody Hen before, Also... My Jersey Giants started to lay yesterday ! What an eggciting weekend I have had and now sadly im back at work [​IMG]
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably the most common problem with broodies is the interference of other chickens into the broody's nest. Hopefully your hen is in a spot where she will be left alone and undisturbed. Limit inspections especially at the time of hatching. Good luck.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Did you mark the eggs so that you can check the nest and make sure that none others have found their way in? Other than that, if she is in an open area where others can lay I would check the nest daily and take out the extras and let her do the rest of the work. Good luck!!
     
  4. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely no way another egg could show up :) She is housed with a female Khaki Campbell and that is it. I put a divider up between Iris and Hamilton(Duck) So they now chatter over the divider :) Iris(Chicken) Sometimes hops off the eggs and jumps the divider and goes outside for a stretch and goes right back in :)
     
  5. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Eggs she is sitting on are 4 Lavender Opringtons and 2 Marans. :) You could deff tell if she layed an egg in there but she isnt laying since i gave her those eggs :)
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

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    Then it sounds like you are good to go. [​IMG]
     
  7. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you located in Northern NY?
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Gouverneur. You're in Russell???? My son's grandparents are in North Russell
     
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  9. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i am in russell :)
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's cool! We're supposed to get hazardous weather tonight to Thursday....lol Hope your broody stays warm. [​IMG]
     

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