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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silly chicken
     
  3. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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