My polish hen is broody.... ETA pics

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by txchickie, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    She crammed herself in the nestbox with my other broody japanese banty hen and has been sitting with her for nearly 24 hours now [​IMG] I thought polish were non-sitters? [​IMG]


    Good thing for her, the chicks are due to hatch Monday [​IMG] she got out eeaassy [​IMG] Only takes her 4 days to hatch chicks LOL!

    Here's the 2 silly girls...
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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2009
  2. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age did your Polish start laying? How old is she now? I read somewhere that some breeds that are non-sitters will go broody if they are a couple years old.
     
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    She's 27 weeks old and has only been laying for about 3-4 weeks.
     
  4. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I guess you are just (un)lucky. I hope my Polish will go broody. Well I know my daughter hopes so since they are really hers. Our Polish pullets are 30+ wks old and still no eggs [​IMG]

    Do you think the banty chicken will share the babies?
     
  5. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she the youngest?

    When I got my little banty hen she would always sit in the basket with the older one.
    My 5 year old occasionally goes broody but it only lasts for a day.. She got tired of it fast
    Polish rarely go broodyand most of the time not at all

    If people werent around to hatch them then they would be extinct lol
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  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Polish are usually non-setters but every once in a while, one will want to be a Mommy. [​IMG]
     
  7. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    Pictures?!??!
     
  8. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    Quote:U got it [​IMG]
     
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    She looks like just the silliest thing. I've always liked the look of a Polish setting to lay an egg but to find one broody? A friend of my father's has some birds and her GL Polish hen went broody. I walked right up to the thing and she didn't even have to look at me-as if I could even see her eyes! She growled so much in dismay to my presence, her banter made me keep my distance right away. What I'd give to have a broody Polish... [​IMG]
     
  10. Happy Chooks

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    She was jealous.
     

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