New broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenteacher2, May 28, 2012.

  1. chickenteacher2

    chickenteacher2 Songster

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    So, my neighbor's Aracauna basically lives in my yard, since the other chickens picked on her too much over there, so I consider her my hen, since I feed and care for her. She laid her first batch in the late fall, early winter but those eggs never made it (I let her sit on them for 30 days). I just tried to incubate two of her eggs (since she has a rooster buddy now), but they weren't fertile. Today, she's gone broody again and I'm hoping this time it works out for her. [​IMG] I'm guessing she's a year old now. Is there anything I should do for her, besides throw her some food now and then? She is nesting in my goat house, behind the doghouse in their pen. I THINK she is safe there - I don't really have another safe place to put her.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

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    Hopefully the dog will help keep predators away. Broody hens should get off the nest for short periods, so just keep the food and water nearby.
     
  3. chickenteacher2

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    The dogs are quite far from her - for her protection. She's nesting in the goat house...behind the dog kennel/house thing we keep in there for the goats to sleep in (inside the house - if that makes sense). She has food and water not too far from her. I just hope the goats don't jump near her rambuctiously.
     
  4. chickenteacher2

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    [​IMG] Only one day of being broody. arg! One egg, slightly warmish this morning....she wasn't going back.
     

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