Oh no! Not another one!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MotherOfChickens, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. MotherOfChickens

    MotherOfChickens Songster

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    Meet Poppy...

    She is a 16 month old Speckled Sussux and has decided to be extra salty.... She has gone broody!

    2nd pic I took off a video where she was walking around fluffing her feathers and flapping her wings and cluck cluck clucking in broodiness frustration because I made her get off the nest.

    I sure hope she doesnt do like my Black Australorp that goes broody a good 6x a year!
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  2. CluckNDoodle

    CluckNDoodle Crowing

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    Lol, I'm assuming you don't want chicks then? I've loved my broody hens this year but I was a bit shocked to have 6 broody hens this year already! I have steadily used my incubator alongside them and I'm ready for a break so I'm hoping they're ready to take a break as well, lol.
    Good luck with breaking your broody or hatching chicks, whichever you decide!
     
  3. MotherOfChickens

    MotherOfChickens Songster

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    I'd love some if I had the room... sadly, I dont. :confused::hit
     
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  4. Sea Wolf

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    Time for the Broody Buster.
     
  5. MotherOfChickens

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    Man, I tried to put her in broody jail and she started squawking like I was plucking her alive lol
     
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  6. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Songster

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    Yeah, they don't like it but it has to be done. It's also not healthy for them to be going broody repeatedly and not be hatching chicks. The open wire dog crate works. It's what I use. Free flowing air underneath their chest and belly to cool them off (literally) is what does it. I think the longest one of mine had to stay in jail was 2 weeks. She was good for the rest of the year and into the next after that.
     
  7. ChocolateMouse

    ChocolateMouse Crowing

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    I've also had an inordinate amount of broodies this year - 3, ameraucanas and easter eggers. Not usually considered very broody birds.

    Two are setting on eggs, one has been banished from the nests she WANTS to be in with a plastic mesh wall and seems to be breaking her brood by that alone. (Not a very dedicated broody hen obviously.) You should have heard the sounds she made when I kicked her out of the other girls nests... You'd think I was killing a cat with a chainsaw or something!

    Any other year I'd offer to take that broody off your hands to hatch my chicks! XD But it sounds like this is time for a broody buster for sure.
     
  8. Kayla's Lunch

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    That's where the tough love comes in!
     

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