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Noooo! You're not really broody!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Louieandthecrew, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    My hen Tiny thinks that she is broody. She is one yar and three months old and she has NEVER been broody before. What I think is odd is that she is a Red Sex Link which don't get broody often at all! The problem is : She is laying on golfballs. Not eggs. I took the golfballs out from under her but she still lays there! Since she thinks she's broody she doesn't lay any fresh eggs and, also, because she is always HOGGING the nest boxes my only other LAYING hen won't get in there and lay! If she goes in the coop Tiny starts growling at her!!! What should I doooo? I need more fresh eggs!!! [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
  2. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one RIR who is hogging my nest boxes, too. She growls at the other girls (I only have three total). They are young chickens. I go in there and pull her egg out from under her and get her out of the coop so my other girls can lay. I don't know if this is recommended or not, but it is working for us. She seems to get over herself eventually. Thank GOD I don't have a rooster, or I'd definitely have trouble.
     
  3. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Okay... It kinda hard though because I have FOUR roos with three hens! [​IMG] I'm planning on selling two roos asap but I can't ship them so... tha could be hard!
     
  4. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you try to get her out? And why do you have so many roos? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I have tried to get her out but instead of pecking me she goes right out and BITES me! She thinks I'll take her eggs/chicks even though she doesn't have any!!! And I bought Louie, my top roo, in the first batch I EVER got of chicks. Kept him since then. I have sold some other roos since then. Then later later on I got a clutch of six chicks. Three died and I was left with two roos adn a hen. Kept all three. The nme hen hatched chicks (only two... a snake got in and killed her along with the rest [​IMG] ) and one was a roo (I think... not sure) and the other is a hen. Whew! And that's how I got so many roos!
     
  6. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put on some leather work gloves before you reach for her.
     
  7. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    You could always "hatch" the golf balls [​IMG]

    Get some day old chicks, swap them out for the golf balls in the middle of the night. Maybe you'll get hens this time, not more roos!
     
  8. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    haha! Well... I just don't know if it is a good idea to be raising chicks in the fall/winter. We are planning on buying 10 BO hens (chicks) in teh Spring though so we really don't need any more! [​IMG] But I think I'll try the gloves idea... how many times do I need to do that to get her OFF the nest?
     
  9. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    ive got a broody and she just started pecking i cant get her to stop to save my life. she is almost a year old and this is her second time her first time it was like the spawn lol this time shes getting some quail to hatch and i think shes gonna be really happy i had one chick hatch out when she was a broody the first time but she wasnt the mother she would try and steel that baby [​IMG] i hope you get your broody situated, i think fall is a good time for chicks depending on where you live.
     
  10. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Hmmmm... Itdoesn't get very cold here in the winter... well, maybe it does [​IMG] The lowest it usually gets in the winter is about 25 or 30 which is pretty cold for some little chicsk! Hmmmm...
     

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