New from GA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lollolcotie, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Lollolcotie

    Lollolcotie New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Jul 2, 2016
    Hello!
    This spring has been brutal for my hens, we had a smart weasel which we finally caught using a night camera. I'm down to 3 hens, one of which is very tiny (a hybrid, I don't remember of what). She's been broody for 2 weeks. Since I want to increase my flock, can I buy normal sized fertilized eggs for her to sit on?
    Thanks and I'm glad to finally be here, I've been using this site for about a year before I finally joined. Lots of great info!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    81,119
    8,259
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    yes, you could buy fertile eggs for her but, if she is that tiny maybe she could only cover 2-3 regular size eggs.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    35,989
    7,453
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] If she's been broody for awhile already, it would be better to break her broodiness and give her time to recover before trying again. The inactivity and little eating during a broody spell is rough on a hen physically and it's best to keep broody spells as short as possible.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    84,499
    3,781
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    4,547
    610
    286
    Mar 1, 2015
    Florida
    Hi, and :welcome

    @drumstick diva and @sumi have given you the best options for your little hen.
    Good luck!
     
  6. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, welcome to BYC. I hope you enjoy your time here. Cya around :)
     
  7. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    1,395
    144
    198
    Mar 20, 2012
    You already have some great advice, so I just wanted to say [​IMG] Thanks for joining us!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by