My non laying chook sits on others eggs

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  1. Juzzy

    Juzzy New Egg

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    Hi All, i'm new on the forum [​IMG] i have 2 fairly new chooks Doris and Fomo ....Doris is about 3 but doesnt lay, Fomo lays eggs but then Doris sits on them...whats that all about?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What breed is Doris? Does she sit on the eggs long enough to hatch them.? If you have a rooster the eggs should be fertile.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I have a demon broody that will happily sit on another chickens' egg even when she is not broody - she's just hard wired that way.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. Juzzy

    Juzzy New Egg

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    Both of them are isa browns i didnt let her sit on it too long but wondered if its ok to let her in the future
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Does she constantly exhibit this behaviour, or is she showing signs of being broody (sitting in a nest, only getting up once or twice per day and "growling" at you if you approach her?)

    If she is indeed broody, and if the eggs are fertile and you want chicks, then fine. Not sure that ISA browns are renown for their broodiness so don't be too surprised if she does not sit until hatch (particularly if her behaviour is something she exhibits all the time). Still no harm in trying.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Juzzy, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Best wishes and thanks for joining us!
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Juzzy [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! Thanks for joining, I'm sure you'll love it here! :frow

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