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Now that's just messed up - broody on NO eggs for 5 weeks now?!!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by magicpigeon, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    My australorp just won't leave. She's been broody for 5 weeks, seems determined to hatch something...

    and, get this, THIS IS HER FIRST TIME BEING BROODY. What on Earth [​IMG]
    This morning I had to drag her out of the nest and personally escort her to the feeders. She ate for like 2 seconds then ran right back into "her" nest.

    Spring is in the air... [​IMG]
     

  2. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Songster

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    silly chicken
     
  3. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Songster

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    I had a goofy blue silkie that sat on a corn cob all winter. I started to break her, but it was cold, and she was warm. The others snuggled up to her at night! And she ate alot less, so it was a win/win!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Slip her a few pigeons eggs. That'll teach her. [​IMG]
     
  5. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Songster

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    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

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    My silkies have been non stop nestbox decorations for about 2 months now. I gave up on them. One is even in a wire cage top I converted to a nestbox, and has scratched out all the bedding, so is sitting on nothing but wire. [​IMG] I thought about ordering some eggs for them, but figure as soon as I get them stuck under them they'll decide they are done being broody.
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:[​IMG] At it again, gritsar?
    I see you're having problems with broodies too. I have "connections" too, you know... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG] At it again, gritsar?
    I see you're having problems with broodies too. I have "connections" too, you know... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm not worried. The big pond is....well....big. [​IMG]
     

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