Weird Broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonkeyZero, May 26, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well, i have a broody hen, well, I put some infertile egs down there, and she shoved them away. Also, is it true she will move/cull and egg that has a problem?
     
  2. blurose

    blurose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 25, 2008
    Winston, Oregon
    First I have a question for you....are you eventually planning on putting some fertile eggs under the hen? If not, why do you bother putting infertile ones? You should keep the eggs removed to break up the broody if you don't plan on hatching any fertile eggs. My broody shoved aside fertile eggs that got cracked when she clodhoppered her way on and off the nest, but not until a day or so later. I had been watching the cracked eggs closely to see what she would do with them. A broody will also know when no more eggs are likely to pip and walk away from the nest with the new chicks, never to return to those abandoned eggs. Just my own experience you understand.
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    There are some fertile eggs down there.
     

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