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Why the heck are all my hens going broody at once???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sred98, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I expected my silkie and cochins to go broody. It was even cute when the two "twin sister" blue cochins went broody together, hatched together, and raised the babies together. NOW I have a hatchery BR and a hatchery Wyandotte that are broody! AND my hatchery RIR is acting broody! I wish I had some good eggs to stick under them! LOL!

    I thought everyone was getting ready to molt, or something. I've never had broodies before, now I'm overrun! LOL!

    Shelly
     
  2. sciencechick

    sciencechick In the Brooder

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    Welcome to my world, Shelly...[​IMG]
    Two Silkies, one Wyandotte one Maran and on Hamburg. Even the non-setters go broody in this place at the moment!
    Eva
     
  3. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
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    LOL!

    Shelly
     
  4. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    I only wish to have that problem! Are you going to get your girls some eggs to sit on?
     
  5. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I have five broodies! I bought some buff Brahma eggs and put some under each one, so hopefully we will have one big happy family in another week.
     

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