My OEGB has been sitting on a golf ball for five weeks!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tamlynn, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. tamlynn

    tamlynn Songster

    Nov 5, 2008
    Torrance, CA
    Poor thing. I'm going to take away the golf ball today. She just turned one year old and this was her first time going broody.

    anything I should consider to help her snap out of it?

  2. That's a long time to leave her, far past a normal brood. Is her weight all right? If she has lost weight she'll need some attention in that regard.
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I can't help but feel your pain, all my 1 yr old OEGB's seem to be going broody 1 after the other. I had no luck with breaking the first so finally let her sit on some eggs. For some reason she killed 5 babies as they hatched I managed to get the last egg and hatch it in the bator. Now I have 1 I am having to remove from the nest everyday and take the eggs. I feel bad but don't want to go through that again this soon. Maybe someone can help both of us.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Sometimes if you take out the nesting material (hay or whatever you use) and put wire in they don't like to lay on the wire.

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