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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mr chicken dude, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to this chicken stuff and don't know all the ropes yet...But what exactly is a broody hen????[​IMG]
     
  2. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first off [​IMG] and second youve entered a dangerose thing! having chickens is HIGHLY addictive and third a broody hen is a hen that is hatching eggs under her. Shes kinda being an incubator.

    they set on the eggs for id say about 25 days to hatch chicks

    this link might help you..

    http://www.raising-chickens.info/chicken-raising-terms-from-b---m.php

    tell me if it works
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  3. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen's aren't always interested in hatching eggs. When she "goes broody," her brain clicks on and she changes from a hen who drops an egg in the nest and walks away without a care to a hen who will fight for her eggs and even steal eggs from other hens with the one goal of hatching them.

    Some hens lay for years and never have the desire to hatch. Others go broody several times a year.
     
  4. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys for the replys.
     
  5. Ghostchick

    Ghostchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE hen is broody and does her darndest to hatch golf balls! We take the eggs away from he as she growls at us. No chicks for us yet!
     
  6. bonnylass79

    bonnylass79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my BA hens gets quite vocal when I take eggs away from her. I think I may let her sit on a clutch just to see what happens.
     

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