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Winter Solstice Basement Broody Blues!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bantyshanty, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. bantyshanty

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    I've been supplementing my lighting to 14 hours/day, and the girls have been laying quite well. They're 5-12 months old.

    Problem is, every day now, another one goes broody. I have to isolate them in the elevated wire cage-on-a-cage in the basement, because it's too cold outside for just a couple to be separated.

    First the Ameraucana, then the fist-mate silkie, then the queen silkie, now the D'Anver, all 4 broody, tho' the Ameraucana's coming out of it on Day 5.

    Does anyone else have winter broody blues? Really shouldn't complain, I've just never had this before
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I *don't* have supplemental light and I have a GLW broody... it's below freezing and snowing out.

    Bird brains!
     
  3. bantyshanty

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    Quote:Dat be jes' plain wrong! [​IMG] dumb clucks!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't add lights, but no broodies here at the moment. My previous broody has weaned her babies. Most of my girls are molting.
     

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