My OEGB hen hid her nest and I found it! *Pictures*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mahsmaj, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post pictures of her and the nest/eggs tomorrow. She is a BB Red OEGB. She is my favorite hen and my silkie rooster just loves her! But anyways she made a nest under the coop. She has about 8 eggs under there. Do you all think that she will go broody and try to hatch if I leave the eggs???

    Here's the Hen:
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    Here's Her Hidden Nest:
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    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
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    probably, games are good brooders. Is the nest in a safe place, no possums at night ect... If so great If not you may want to confine her in a safe place for her to brood, a large dog crate works well. good luck i just saw you were up in hanibal. It will be too cold for her to brood outside. she will be on day and night for 21 days
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  3. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is in a coop that's in a pen that's in a barn, and it's all predator proof! That's the great thing. I really hope she hatches some.
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    If she goes broody keep us posted
     
  5. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do! [​IMG]
     
  6. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I forgot to get pictures. I'll get them on by Thursday I hope. But I have another question. She laid an egg in the nestbox instead of laying in her nest with her other eggs. Does that mean anything?
     
  7. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got pictures! [​IMG] And she was up to 9 eggs last night when I took the picture. I wonder when/if she will stop...
     
  8. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
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    Congrat's!
     
  9. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's up to 10 eggs now!
     
  10. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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