Poor Nutmeg...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Jen4, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Is In Broody Jail And She Is Not Happy. She went broody around 3 days ago, shes only 6 months old, shes a mixed BO/RIR I hatched out in March. I have had almost every one of my hens go broody this year! I've decided to not give her any eggs and try to break her out of her broodiness. I've read to keep her in a cage for a couple of days so the air can cool her down.?

  2. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2010
    cambridge , ny
    [​IMG]...i don't know much about the broody thing---but i do know a nice looking bird when i see one--[​IMG]-she's a beaut ......if it was me , i'd let her hatch a few---[​IMG]
  3. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Thank You... she really is pretty and soft. Shes sweet too... Oh gosh now you got me thinkin about letting her! [​IMG] But I'm already up to 70... Chickens [​IMG]
  4. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    she wants to be a mama:)
  5. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    I just had to break a broody because I don't have a roo any more, so no more fertile eggs. It took about three days. I goofed up the first night and let her go back into the coop so she went straight back to the nest. So for the next two nights, she got to sleep in broody jail. It worked, though.
  6. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2010
    Quote:Ha ha just what you need girl more peeps. Any luck with a stove?
  7. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i saw the pic and i thought "A Broody RIR? really?"
    Then i saw that its half Buff Orp and i can totally believe that! I have a BO broody that is in jail at least every month! She's lucky i put up with her being broody all the time! [​IMG]
  8. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Thanks Everyone...

    Jeeper1540: lol... I think everyone of my BO's went broody this year, I've got 20something of them (I need to count them again, I forget).

    LuvMyPeeps7: [​IMG] I know right... I've got 4 eggs in my bator! Dh has made some calls, we are waiting to get an estimate on how much to fix.
  9. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    I remember once I had dueling broody wars. A black cochin hen and some sort of red hen were taking turns setting on a clutch of eggs. Personally I liked the red hen better. I called her Babs and she was sweet.

    Once we came into the hens coop and they were both crammed on top of the eggs. I laughed and called them silly.
  10. australorpchick

    australorpchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2009
    Canyon Lake, TX
    That is definitely a defiant broody glare!

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