My Polish is broody!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    One of my girls is broody, can't believe it. She seems pretty diligent, I wonder if she would stick it out for 21 days and raise the chicks. Anyone done this?
     
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
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    I'm doing this right now with my Frizzle. She was broody 4 days (had her on plasic eggs) so I went and got her 4 eggs from a neighboring town after listing on Craiglist that I need fertile eggs. I paid $1 an egg and got 3 browns and 1 blue from her mixed flock. It didn't matter to me, I just wanted babies [​IMG]
    The eggs are due in 3 days [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm getting sooo excited [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I read that Polish don't normally go broody, and if they did sit on the eggs, they probably wouldn't stay till the end. And, if they happen to go to the end, they would just kill the chicks. So, you might want to watch her very closely.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Due in 3 days????? Wow, she made it. Please keep me updated, and let me know if she stays with the chicks. I am so suprised at mine, didn't think it would happen. Her sister even sits in the nest with her for a while every day, looks like she's keeping her company. The other chickens lay eggs there, and she just rolls them all underneath her, LOL. So I just pull out the fresh eggs every day, and leave her an egg or two.
     
  5. Bandana

    Bandana Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it were me, I'd try it, just to see if maybe she is the exception to the rule. Good luck![​IMG]
     
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    wow! That's surprising! I hope you have some babies soon! [​IMG] I am waiting to see if any of our red star or buff orp. hens will go broody. I hope so! [​IMG]
    Good luck!
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:They would KILL the chicks??? Why does that happen?
     
  8. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I researched on the computer cuz I got a Polish. The article said they don't make good mothers, that if you wanted chicks to use a incubator. Might want to look it up for yourself.
     
  9. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
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    I say go for it. White Leghorns aren't supposed to go broody either,but try telling that to the 3 of mine that went broody this year. I just separated one from her month old chicks this weekend.
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I think that I would keep my incubator running the whole time just in case. But she is as diligent as any broody right now. I need hatching eggs right now, LOL
     

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