Question about Bantam

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Keshiaandadam, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Keshiaandadam

    Keshiaandadam Cooped Up

    Jun 2, 2007
    I have a question i have a Black Bantam i'm not even really sure what kind she is she is all black with a Regular Red comb and red ear lobes but anyway she has a nest outside with around 8 eggs in it She laid this afternoon making it 8 and now here it is after 7:30 and she is on the nest is she setting on the eggs? please let me know what you think.
  2. missusduray

    missusduray Songster

    May 20, 2007
    Northern Minnesota
    Has she been sitting there since this morning? If so then I would say that you have a broody hen.
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    If she stays on the nest and does not go to roost with the other chickens then you definately have a broody. I hope you have a way to protect her from preditors. Even a neighbors cat can kill a broody banty.

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