Two of my girls are broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CluckyCluck, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. CluckyCluck

    CluckyCluck Chirping

    Jul 4, 2012
    One I have let sit on eggs for about 10 days now. I could tell for sure two of them have babies in them. I'm looking for veins, right?

    Should I take the other eggs out of the nest that don't seem fertile - and, if I wanted to order some baby chicks when would be the best time to do that to slip them under her?

    For instance, could I slip some baby chicks under in about 8 days before the other babies hatch?

    Should I put her separate from the other chickens so that they dont eat her babies? If I take ALL the eggs from the other broody hen, will she accept baby chicks if I slip them in, even though she has only been sitting on the nest for a couple days?

    If you take the eggs does the "broody" go away?

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013
  3. Niki the chicky

    Niki the chicky In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2013
    Hi, I am thinking of breeding my buff orbingtons, Do you put the hen with the rooster in a cage? If so for how long? [​IMG]

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