Possible Broody???

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  1. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So one of my game hens has decided to sleep in the nesting boxes under 2 eggs. And I put 4 eggs in her face, I went to go feed my other chickens I came back in and they were under Her? She's gone broody before the same way.

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    She has that pancake broody form. I startled her with the flash. but shes not making broody noises but she wont get up??
    Anybody got any thoughts?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Maybe she's in the early stages of broodiness? The fact that she moved the additional eggs under her does suggest her being broody. If she's sitting all the time apart from to eat / poop, then maybe leave the eggs with her and see what she does.

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  3. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I'll keep you guys updated. The last time she went broody, it started off like this. So I have high hopes
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Thats good. Personally i let me hens be broody for a week or so before putting eggs under them - just to be sure that they are full broody mode.

    All the best with hatch!

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  5. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might just try that out, thanks for the tip
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

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    You're welcome Alex

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  7. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She wasn't on the nest the whole day but she returned to the nest at night and tuck all the eggs under her and is in a pancake form
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sounds like she is not 100% broody. I very much doubt that those eggs will not hatch. Personally, i'd remove the eggs and see if she goes to 100% broody mode before setting any more eggs under her.

    Good luck
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  9. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never put any eggs for her to hatch. I remove all the eggs in the morning. So her best gets removed everyday
     
  10. devinandfeather

    devinandfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My lavender Orpington was like this it wasn't til the 15th day that she started puffing up now she is on day 19
     

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