She just wants to hatch some eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hlhutchinson, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. hlhutchinson

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    Barbecue is broody again. We got our chickens last spring and after she started laying eggs about 2 weeks later she went broody, and she’s at it again.
    I keep telling her we do not have a rooster so her eggs and the other gals will not turn into babies. She will not believe me.
    I’m hoping she will break by just continuing to remove her from the nest and blocking it after all the other girls are done.
    Poor thing when I remove her she just sits there still all poofed up like what just happened
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Poor little girl...
     
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  3. Chickassan

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    Poor little Barbecue. :(
     
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  4. hlhutchinson

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    Silly girl she’s now set up camp under the coop
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  5. Chickassan

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    Get that little thing some eggs, that's too pitiful to watch. :hit
     
  6. Folly's place

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    I have two broody hens right now, and no plans to have eggs to hatch for almost two more weeks. They are not happy!
    Get her some hatching eggs if you will be able to cope with chicks.
    Mary
     
  7. hlhutchinson

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    Our coop was made for 4 gals we could put 2 (I think max we can have in town is 5-6)more in but I don’t want to crowd them :(.
     
  8. Chickassan

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    She would be happy with one little egg, its a mental thing more anything just something to soothe those hormones.
     
  9. BoyTheRooster

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    If you want to try breaking her, keep her in isolation for a few days, locked in a cat or dog crate, something like that, so she can't access the nest boxes

    Or maybe just let her hatch two or three eggs? Chances are you'll get at least one rooster, if not more so you'll have to figure out what to do with them. But that might work short term? She will go broody again eventually. What breed is she?
     
  10. hlhutchinson

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    She is a Wyandotte cross, if she hatched eggs won’t she just go broody again after they are bigger?
     

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