Not a very good broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mmclaughlin, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a maran the went broody a couple weeks ago...... decided to get a few fertilized eggs to give her to hatch . It's been about 6 days she gets up quite often... Not sure she's committee to do this or maybe she's just not a good broody ? Should I wait it out til the weekend and candle to see if she's doing the job or cut my loses now and take away the eggs try and break her broodiness.. She clucks and puffs and sits most of the day ..but she gets off the nest more often than I think she should....it's her 1st time being broody
    Thanks
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    It wouldn't be unusual for a true broody to get off the nest a few times a day to eat, drink, and poop, but if she's getting off the nest more than that she probably isn't totally committed.

    If you DO decide to break her of her broodiness here's a great page with info for you:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/search?q=broody+breaker

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  3. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen her off the nest today maybe 3 times no longer than 30-45 minutes at a time?? My last broody didn't budge off at all..... at least I when I was watching :) just different this time I guess
    Hope It will work out ..I'll know in about 15 days lol!!
     
  4. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd give her a chance... do you have anything to lose by giving her a couple more weeks?
     
  5. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope I'm willing to let her do her thing ..... I won't loose a thing... only gain a few cute chicks.. Maybe this time a couple females !!!
     
  6. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll cross my fingers for hens for you! Let us know if they hatch!!
     
  7. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, absolutely! Give her time, you never know...and little fuzzy-butts are just too cute!! [​IMG]
     
  8. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the support!! Will keep you posted...
    Thanks again
     

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