Poor broodie... I guess :)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cozycritters, May 19, 2009.

  1. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen who has been broody for a while-- she's sitting on muscovy eggs.

    She came out this morning to eat, drink, etc, leaving my barred rock as a baby-sitter and my 8-ish week old goose FREAKED OUT! She chased my poor broodie around the backyard, pulling on her tail feathers and yelling at her. I guess she doesn't remember who the broodie is and strangers must be terminated!

    And, honestly, I didn't feel too bad. My broody hen has been SO MEAN since she decided to set, she so deserved this. She's fine, under the watchful gaze of my one goose, and a little subdued...
     
  2. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol Poor broody. I guess it is like they say, what goes around, comes around. [​IMG]
     
  3. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the fact that my broody is extra grouchy, i know not one thing is gonna harm her eggs! just imagine when she hatches;)
     
  4. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, she's super-crabby. I sure hope something hatches!

    I ran out there when I heard that she was out, to go get the eggs the other girls have been giving her, and she had left a baby-sitter in my barred-rock. [​IMG]
     
  5. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as the eggs are fertile she will hatch em;) Chickens are better incubators than we are;) If she is crabby now, she wont hesitate to bite when she hatches them;) Good luck, i hope she hatches out some reasons to be grouchy:)
     
  6. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My biggest concern with the hatching is that we've had a few days above and around 104 in the last two weeks... I'm sure its cooler in the coop, but...
     
  7. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No worries, it will prolly be cooler where she is at. Also she has her own built in thermometer, she will be able to regulate the temp... She knows what a safe temp is for her eggs;) Natural instinct..
     
  8. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope so! I want these 'scovies badly [​IMG]!

    Is it evil of me that I can't wait to see Angry Chicken's face when 'her' babies take to the water????
     
  9. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is freakin halarious! can you imagine the confusion and fuss! lol, youd better hope she doesnt go in after them! lol [​IMG]
     

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