So proud of my lady

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tinajacobs, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. tinajacobs

    tinajacobs Out Of The Brooder

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    She is only lying on one egg but I am hoping for the best its the first time one of my hens are broody so so so excited I read that I need to clean underneath her I just want to know how necessary is this I don't want to bother her to much any other tips would be most welcome

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi,

    Silly question, but I'm assuming you have a roo? If you have other hens, I'd suggest removing the single egg, and waiting until you have some more to put under her (i.e. you keep the eggs in a cool place in the house and then put them under her one evening. She will remain broody - eggs under her or not. I usually check to ensure that a hen is committed to being broody before putting eggs under her and i do this by observing her sitting in the nest during the night for 2 nights.

    I'd suggest searching for "storing fertile eggs" if you wish to consider putting more eggs under her.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. tinajacobs

    tinajacobs Out Of The Brooder

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    Something weird happened when she became broody the other hens just stopped laying so I am trying to figure out what's up with that they are molting now and I am adjusting their feed so hopefully it will get resolved oh and yes I have a roo
     
  4. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    yeAh mine tend to do the same. It's one reason I break my broodies, one starts and before you know it the others start and no eggs. Or the broody one is a cranky but and nobody is game to lay while they are in there growling lol

    As for cleaning under her, hadn't heard that but then they are usually in a clean straw nest. Once she is good and settled it takes a lot to make them give up so you should be able to clean if needed.
     
  5. tinajacobs

    tinajacobs Out Of The Brooder

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    She is very cracky the roo's butt was solid kicked when I chased her off yesterday I am going to let her lay on her egg it's close to winter I will candle the egg in a couple of days and see if I can see something if it doesn't look good I will close off the nest and brake her broodiness I am just glad she became broody I though I would have to incubate the eggs cause it's taken forever
     

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