when a hen goes broodie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stone_family3, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I put any egg under her? Or will she reject eggs that don't look like her normal eggs?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    You can put duck eggs, turkey eggs, or any color and size chicken egg. She won't care. She'll be happy with golf balls. Anything to mother.
     
  3. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our black silkie is booding again.I thought she was just lazy until she almost tore me arm off. [​IMG]

    dreaded silkies! [​IMG]
     
  4. StrayMagnet

    StrayMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THis thread gives me encouragment! lol when I get more eggs OUT of my hen (eggs that i actualy know about this time) I will have to get hatching eggs of a diffrent breed and Give her half.. and hatch half myself!
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, I'm planning on hatching a few myself then once those girls are old enough giving them some other breeds to hatch. I'm not allowed a roo so I'll have to rely on fertile eggs from other hens to expand my flock.
     

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