Will a broody lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BantyChickMom, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I have a japanese broody, I found her yesterday evening, sitting on 4 eggs, (2 japs, 2 polish).

    I go out there today and now there's 7 eggs in the nest, 4 japs, 3 polish.

    I only have 2 jap girls so I know this "little broody" had to have laid today.

    Is this possible or even normal?
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    It's best to always seperate the broody hen from the rest of the flock. Hens will continue to add eggs to her nest. They won't all hatch at the same time and she will end up with more than she can cover, ending up spoiling the whole hatch.

    Once a hen goes broody, it is possible for her to lay another egg, however the others adding to the nest will create a problem for her to stay on the eggs without alot of distractions.

    bigzio
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    My broody EE layed eggs for the first 3 days, so it is possible.
     
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Thanks guys!

    I am busy right now moving my 6 3 week olds to a new area, and getting the other brooder cleaned and set up for my current hatch.

    So, I will separate her very soon.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Way to go with giving your broody it's own seperate place. Hopefully she will turn out to be a great mom. When the peeps peek out from under her wings, it's so wonderful to see and experience.

    bigzio
     

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