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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by elly100, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. elly100

    elly100 New Egg

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    hello guys, am elton from kenya and am raising pekin bantams, am worried cause my hen has reached 12 eggs to lay but i dont when it will become broody, any hopes for her to become broody
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Elton, na Karibu sana from Nairobi - . Broodiness is usually a gradual process - characterised by sitting on the nest for increasingly longer periods of time when laying, puffing up her feathers if you approach and generally being grumpy. You will know when she is fully broody once she stays on the nest overnight rather than roosting (I usually let mine sit for two nights before setting eggs).

    On a different note, I'm looking for araucanas at the moment and they only seem to be available on the coast (and some of dubious quality). If you are upcountry or know of any good quality sources anywhere in Kenya, I be most grateful.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. elly100

    elly100 New Egg

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    yeah, they are there at 1500 for chics
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    let me PM you, thanks
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community. Best of luck and enjoy BYC!
     
  6. elly100

    elly100 New Egg

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    thank you am humbled @redsoxs
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. elly100

    elly100 New Egg

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    thank you, am also raising bantams
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Elton, glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
     
  10. elly100

    elly100 New Egg

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    anyone around??
     

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