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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theona, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. theona

    theona Out Of The Brooder

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    what should i do if the a chicken just sits in one place the whole day. the other chickens put the eggs under her. she will walk out side if i put her out and the other chickens peck at her
     
  2. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    She's probably broody. If so, Shes not sick, she just wants to hatch out little chickies [​IMG]
     
  3. theona

    theona Out Of The Brooder

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    we don't have a roster so it that still possible? will she grow out of it? how long will it last? [​IMG]
     
  4. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Quote:Yeah its still possible but the eggs are not fertile so she wont hatch anything. Ummm it last like almost a month and then they stop laying after they are done being broody. What breed is she?
     
  5. theona

    theona Out Of The Brooder

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    she is a blue cochin. she is only 7 months old
     
  6. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Yeah cochins tend to go broody, and thats about the right age
     
  7. theona

    theona Out Of The Brooder

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    so she will not lay any more after a month?
     
  8. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    If they have gone broody they expect to sit on a clutch for 21 days or so. So if you break the broody cycle you will still have a few weeks without eggs from her, generally about one month has been my experience with silkies.
     
  9. theona

    theona Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!!!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. theona

    theona Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!!!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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