Possible broody Brahma

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by debflower, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. debflower

    debflower New Egg

    Mar 25, 2012
    It looks like one of my brahma hens is starting to go broody on me. I no longer have any roosters to fertilize the eggs so I am not sure what to do about her behavior. Ironically this hen favors me over my husband and being currently pregnant I was wondering if this could have starting this broody behavior. Will her behavior change if my husband has more interaction with her or at this point it doesn't really matter.
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    It doesn't matter who tends to her regarding her possible broodiness. Either let her sit on a couple of fake eggs or a couple fertile eggs from a friend. If you choose the fake eggs/golf balls, in about 3 weeks, under the cover of night, you can remove the balls from under her and replace them with very young chicks and she will think she did it.

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