New chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by karenfla, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. karenfla

    karenfla New Egg

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    And I have a chicken from a friend. She loves to sit on eggs , even though they aren't hers. And the other hens lay and she tries to hatch them. s this normal? The hens have no disire to hatch.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, it is completely normal. Some birds go "broody" and some do not. Broodiness is the desire to hatch and raise chicks. It is hormonal driven. Some breeds are very prone to go broody and some are not. This bird obviously wants to hatch any eggs she can. :)
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 broodiness is totally normal. Depending on breed they may go broody more than once a year or never.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. X3 on broodiness being normal. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your broody hen.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you have a rooster? If not the eggs she is sitting on will never hatch. Maybe you could get a few fertile eggs - so she can satisfy her mama instincts and hatch them.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above. I've heard of hens going broody on fake eggs and golf balls too. Once the hormones take over... Are you going to let her hatch some chicks?
     
  8. karenfla

    karenfla New Egg

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    thank you for your reply it is very helpful.[​IMG]
     

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