PLEASE HELP ME!

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  1. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    hi there

    u hope you guys are well?

    Please help my?

    I am from SA and I have a small farm with a few animals.

    my question today is as follow?

    I have 3 geeses 1 male 2 female, my lady has been lying eggs for the last 3 weeks she was very slow in the beginning but for the last week she has been givng me a egg every second day. she has a total of 7 eggs now but has not begin to become BROODY it does not even look if she is close. all the eggs is layed in her small house I build under grass in one pile. like I said there is 7 eggs now and she is still not broody and September is almost over in one day. should I be worried please help me?

    regards
    Rudi
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I'd wait, she may want a larger brood before she starts.
     
  3. GandalfGoose

    GandalfGoose Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree that she probably wants more eggs. Mine won't sit on their nest until there are at least ten.
     
  4. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    i thank you guys so so much for the info...
    could you guys please read my following question on my Chickens as well?

    Hi there.

    Hope you guys are good?

    could someone PLEASE PLEASE help me?

    I have about 30 chickens.. al my lady chicks have been lying eggs crazy I get about 10 eggs a day I took a lot out but I left 48 eggs to be hatched, so I have 6 nest.. my question is not one of them has become broody yet why would this be? what I don't understand is there is 2 chick that lay on there eggs the hole nigt from when I let them in wich is about 17:30 til when I open them at 6:00. then they will go back and lie eggs and that it. please help me am I to quick or am I just dum??[​IMG]

    Regards
    Rudi
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    You're not dumb, just inexperienced.

    Many chicken breeds have had the desire to raise a family bred out of them. In SA there may be more breeds that are prone to be setters.

    If your ones that sleep on the eggs also stay on them most of the day, you may have 2 broody hens.
    What you have to do is mark the eggs that are under them and remove any extras that are volunteered. Otherwise there will be a staggered hatch and the embryos that are left when the hens come off the nests to care for the live chicks will die.
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Some breeds are more prone to go broody than others. Some get broody constantly and others never go broody at all. So, just because you leave a bunch of eggs out, does not mean any of your hens are going to go broody. At this point it does not sound as though their hormones and instincts have taken over and told their bodies to go broody. Other things can also influence their ability to go broody such as length of the day, hours of sunlight, nutrition. season, molting, etc. Perhaps you want to use golf balls or egg shaped rocks in the nests until you know they are broody for sure. That way you are not wasting eggs in the meantime.

    Good luck!
     
  7. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much for your help, the only thing is they will sit on the eggs the hole night and leave the eggs during the day then they will go back and lie new eggs an lie there for maybe a hour or so and leave again.
     
  8. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much that makes sense *** I have more than 50 eggs out now...
     
  9. RUDS

    RUDS Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi again guys

    My Geese has 11 eggs now and has not gone broody yet... shouldi whait more or should I take them out...

    lol remember Summer only started a month ago in South Africa
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Why don't you put some of the chicken eggs in the goose nest. She may then be satisfied she has a large enough brood. She'll hatch both kinds if she starts setting.
     

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