Should I play a joke on my Buff?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PurpleChicken, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My Buff Orp just went broody. She is sitting on 2 eggs right now in
    one of the nesting boxes.

    Here's what I was thinking:
    We just hatched some Buffs in the bator. What if I took one
    of the chicks and put it under her. Think she would it out?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    First a question, How long has your BO been setting on her 2 eggs?...that would probably mean you lose the two eggs you have under her...and Second...she may not take the chick if she is just early in setting on a clutch....she may want to set the whole 21 days .......
     
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  3. PurpleChicken

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    She's been in there for 2 or 3 days now. She has come out for a bit but then right
    back in.

    You took my "Purple being a typical dumbass" question and actually made me think
    about it. It wasn't my intention to have her raise the chick and if I did that I may
    have lost the eggs. I was more curious to see what she would do.

    Chickies are staying in the brooder and Buffy is staying in her box. [​IMG]
     

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