Woot! It's official my Sophie girl has gone broody!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ol'FashionHen, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the very first time I have a broody hen. The lovely broody is my NHR whose name is Sophie. She is serious this time, she doesn't even come off to free range or have treats with the others. I will be putting a few more eggs under her for a totak of 6-8, and putting her own food and water in her box with her so she won't get lethargic. If anyone has any more suggestions for her care or if that's all I need to do feel free to lend a word. [​IMG]
     
  2. gordy123

    gordy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    OL'FASHION HEN, I HAVE READ SEVERAL POSTS THAT A BROODY HEN NEEDS TO GET OFF HER NEST, I THINK 2 TIMES PER DAY TO EAT, POO, GET A LITTLE EXERCISE, BOUT 20 MINUTES IF YOU CAN KEEP HER AWAY FOR THAT LONG, OTHERWISE SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WALK IF SHE HAS BEEN SITTING FOR TOO LONG...WILL BE GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING SOON MYSELF...ONE OF OUR MIXED MUTT HENS HAS BEEN BROODY FOR A WHILE, JUST WAITING FOR THE WEATHER TO WARM NICELY. IT'S A BIT COLDER HERE IN THE N.W. CORNER OF CONNECTICUT. GOOD LUCK AND KEEP US POSTED ON HER PROGRESS. HAVE A GOOD DAY![​IMG][​IMG]:weee
     

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