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My hens are trying to hatch lightbulbs and air...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by watchdogps, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Songster

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    I have two hens being broody. One is trying her darndest to hatch a lightbulb she found in the barn. Oh well, I steal her real eggs, and she's happy with her 60 watt.

    The other one is setting on NOTHING. She was laying, and I'd take her eggs and leave her easter eggs. Now I took her eggs since she stopped laying, and she hasn't laid any more but is still acting like she has eggs. What gives?
     

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG] on the lightbulb. That's a new one!
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    When a hen goes broody and is determined she'll sit on air. Maybe you should give a 100 watt to hatch, get some variety in you flock.
     
  4. watchdogps

    watchdogps Songster

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    Now there's an idea!
     

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