newbie broody questions help needed asap

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazychicken, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    I am going out of town for a week and my mother does not want anyone to go into the coop because my roo does not like strangers. so i have some questions

    1.) if i do not have someone gather eggs will it encourage broodiness if the eggs stay out

    2.) the temperature at the beginning of the week is supposed to be warm except for the last two days i am gone if they go broody and sits on them will they be ok in the colder days?

    3.) will a broody be fine with the flock before i get back ?

    4.) will she have to be separated when i get back ?

    5.) how many eggs do you think that a br or black star 1 year old can sit on ?

    thanks in advance but i would like to know soon i leave tonight at like 2:00 am in the morning.

    CrazyChicken
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:I don't think sitting on eggs will encourage broodiness .... Broodiness is a hormonal cycle
     
  3. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    i know that it is a hormonal cycle but i have had them go broody before and since the eggs were going to be uncollected anyway i figured maybe they would sit.
     
  4. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    1.) if i do not have someone gather eggs will it encourage broodiness if the eggs stay out? no but it would encourage breakage and egg eating

    2.) the temperature at the beginning of the week is supposed to be warm except for the last two days i am gone if they go broody and sits on them will they be ok in the colder days? the chance of one going broody while your gone is not very good.

    3.) will a broody be fine with the flock before i get back ? yes

    4.) will she have to be separated when i get back ? yes

    5.) how many eggs do you think that a br or black star 1 year old can sit on ? 12 to 14 and i dont think you have to worry just get someone to get the eggs
     
  5. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you house your roo separately for the week? Seems like a simple solution.
    db
     
  6. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    no i have a dog carrier but i don't want to leave him inside that for a week with out being let out.
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Why would separating the rooster be a solution ? [​IMG]
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    How many hens do you have ?? Are they each laying an egg a day ??
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  9. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why would separating the rooster be a solution ? [​IMG]

    The way I read the first post it sounded like all the questions were based on the fact that an agressive roo was the reason the eggs wouldn't be collected. Thus my suggestion to house the roo separately so that someone could collect the eggs.
    db
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  10. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Why separate the roo? He isn't going to attack the broody... She's still apart of his flock regardless of her broodiness and so will the peeps once they hatch.

    I think you are overthinking all of this [​IMG] I've left eggs in the nest for ....too long [​IMG] and never had a chicken eat an egg, it didn't cause broodiness etc.

    ...think of them as being in the fridge the whole time you're gone [​IMG]
     

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