When will Carrie begin to sit on her Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Iluvmychickens, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    My baby has laid 4 eggs over the last 6 days.


    1. Is she suppossed to be sitting on them?
    2. What do I need to do.

    I just became a chicken mama on 07/01/07. All my previous chickens turned our to be roo's. Please help

    DeeDee:[​IMG]
     
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Is she broody? She won't sit on them unless she's gone broody.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
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    She has to be broody or she won't sit on them. It took me 4 years or more to finally get a broody hen. Good luck and hopefully she won't take that long.
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and a rooster is an important part of the equation. Maybe that's obvious [​IMG]
    A hen might set on eggs even if if they are unfertile.
    Some breeds don't go broody no matter what. What breed is Carrie?
     
  5. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was told she was a Bantum. She has sat before and had several chicks. I also have one of her babies that is now 8 weeks old. i do noy know how to get a picture loaded on here
     
  6. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK sounds like she will be good to go, when she gets ready! Maybe someone else has some ideas but I've not heard of a way to encourage a hen to go broody. They have to be in the mood. [​IMG]

    Someplace around here, maybe on FAQ, it tells how to post pictures.
    Or get a teenager to help you. That's what I do! [​IMG]
    We would love to see pictures of your little family!
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2007
  7. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  8. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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