Someone stop the madness!!

australorpchick

Songster
10 Years
Feb 18, 2009
903
4
141
Canyon Lake, TX
The broody madness! This is just getting ridiculous. All of my laying-age silkies/silkie-x hens are either on eggs, with chicks, just finished with their chicks or recently broken of their broodiness. We're talking 13 hens people! Now the non-silkies are getting involved. The BCM started last week. Now I find for the second morning in a row that my head hen BA is in the nest box with the other broodies, with a naked chest, doing that maternal buk-buk thing. I've had this hen for 4 years now, she was already laying-age when I got her. She has never shown any interest in chicks. Enough is enough. Whomever is sending the broody vibes my direction, please stop!
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
67
291
SC
Hmmm.... are you familiar with the BYCer "sourland"? He can make a rock go broody!


He swears it isn't so, but just last week he made 2 of my ducks go broody. I don't have a male duck!
 

Bantimna

Songster
10 Years
Sep 29, 2009
5,089
18
241
South Africa
Ranchie I disagree, I blame it on Em. Those eels of hers scared my neighbors hens' to go back into their nests, thus equaling broodie deluxe!
 

bt03

Songster
8 Years
Mar 1, 2011
588
2
119
Over the rainbow...
Am I the only person at BYC that can't get a chicken to go broody? I have to hire outside sources to get a broody to hatch eggs for me
Y'all are so lucky
 

Bantimna

Songster
10 Years
Sep 29, 2009
5,089
18
241
South Africa
Quote:We should try get sourland here, could possibly assist you with your situation....though be careful effects can last a long time!
 

bt03

Songster
8 Years
Mar 1, 2011
588
2
119
Over the rainbow...
Quote:We should try get sourland here, could possibly assist you with your situation....though be careful effects can last a long time!

That's ok too! Then I can stop overloading all of my friends and family with eggs. They have all asked that I stop for a while
But I guess with 12 regular size layers and 4 bantam layers it does translate to a lot of eggs... Oh and 3 of my female ducks are going to start laying in the next month!!
 

Bantimna

Songster
10 Years
Sep 29, 2009
5,089
18
241
South Africa
*claps* Excellent situation for chicken math class...


I'd be happy to send you some of the hens I'm currently looking after. Always pecking and going for me poor fingers!
 

Carols Clucks

Songster
9 Years
Oct 13, 2010
1,789
26
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Quote:Nope!

We thought maybe just maybe we might have a first broody hen in 4 or 5 years, but no. We have a broody coop ready and waiting.
 

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