New Mother, Mabe

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pallas, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. pallas

    pallas Out Of The Brooder

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    My buff orpington Patton has just gone broody for the second time in less than two months.last time she went broody i had to keep her in a dog cage for a week and it caused a lot of stress on her and her sisters. i figure if i give her fertilized eggs and let her hatch them she will not do it again or at least as frequently because she would have hatched baby's already, but i am worried she will do it even more especially since she cant keep them. if you have any ideas if i should give her the eggs or not i would very much appreciate it.
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Have you ever let her hatch eggs? If she actually does maybe that will keep her fulfilled for a while.
     
  3. pallas

    pallas Out Of The Brooder

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    None of my chickens have hatched eggs, yet. But your probably right. I am going to get the eggs today.
    do you know if I will have to worry about my cats? I am pretty new to chicken hatching.
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