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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blsckwinter, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. blsckwinter

    blsckwinter New Egg

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    I'm just try to find a way to have my questions answered I'm new to the chicken thing and am lost on what all I need to do I had a hen that would not get off the eggs and she was stalling the other hens eggs but know she stoped
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you only have one nest box? Was the hen sitting on eggs, trying to hatch them? If so that is called being broody. A broody hen would not leave her eggs(she is keeping them warm) unless made to leave.

    You may want to put "broody hen," in the search box so you can see if the description sounds like your hen.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from DDiva, so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I too agree that she sounds like she was broody and has now decided to quit. Sometimes they do just give on the eggs. Do you have an incubator? If it's not been too long since she stopped sitting you may have a chance with then in an incubator.
    Here are some threads on broody hens and in the article section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Broody+hen+#

    Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    You have a broody girl. Wants some babies to hatch. :) There's a great link to check out for you from Yorkshire Coop.
     
  6. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like your question has already been answered ^ So I will just say :welcome
    Cya around!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. blsckwinter

    blsckwinter New Egg

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    I have 8 boxes and 8 hens and one rooster but looking for more Wyandotts I like this breed she gave up so did I I even got a book but it was to laght the were very cold
     
  9. blsckwinter

    blsckwinter New Egg

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    Thanks for all the help
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     

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