OMG....I don't believe it...I'm gonna pee my pants

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Happy Chooks, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I finally have a broody! For sure this time! One of my pure ameraucana's (only laying for a little over a month) was on the nest all day. And she's still on the nest tonight when I closed everyone up. [​IMG]
     
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Shhhhh! Don't anger the broody gods by talking about it too soon (take it from someone who knows [​IMG] ).
    But..... [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Oh yes, you musnt' make broody gods jealous.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Don't get wet. Broodiness happens.
     
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I feel the same way when I DON'T have a broody hen in the bunch. Nothing makes a silkie owner's heart drop more than walking out and finding 3/4 of the hens all trying to be broody in the same nesting box together. Well...there go the eggs for about a month.... [​IMG]
     
  6. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

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    i wish i could send some broody's your way. i had five last week and down to three this week. i don't need no more chickens, not yet anyway. they get pretty mad when i check under them for eggs.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I know, that's why I haven't said anything until I was sure! She's still on the nest this morning.

    Now I gotta decide whether to order the hatching eggs I want or let her hatch some of mine.
     
  8. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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  9. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    LOL... we have one hen that is in a constant state of semi-broodiness... very annoying.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I've had a few of them that just like to "pretend" to be broody. They puff up and everything, but then lay their egg and off they go.

    This girl is not budging off the nest. I'm going to make a separate area for her today and move her (nest and all). But now I have to figure out how to get more shavings under her without disturbing her. The nest boxes were a little low on shavings, and I just haven't got to it yet.
     

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