Wrong conditions for BR00DY?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenPeep, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hey all and thanks for checking out this thread.

    i have 3 roos and 4 hens. They are about 5 months old and all but one hens have started laying. We have too many roos, and have 2 roos and the 1 non laying hen seperated from the rest. There is a small 'hutch' on both sides of the fence and a nesting box inside.
    Sinc we have too many roos, i really want to hathc some chicks! However, we dont have a broody. [​IMG] We have put golfballs in the nesting boxes, but that hasnt worked.

    I was wondering, are the conditions in our cage not right for a broody? I really want one!
    Here is a diagram of our 'hutch'. There is one of these on both sides of the cage. If you need any omre info, just ask!!


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  2. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know, you can't get a hen to go broody. Nature has to take it's course.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Yeah, thats kinda what i was thinking, but i was wondering if they wouldnt go broody beacuse they dont like the nest box......
    Anyone else know?
     
  4. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    How old is the hen you want to go broody?
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith &amp; Feathers

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    Well i dont care which one, but theyre all about 5 months old.
     
  6. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Oh then they won't go broody.. usually they'll go broody when they are older. Sorry [​IMG]

    But good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith &amp; Feathers

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    thats allright, thanks!!
    How old do you think they will go broody?
     
  8. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    They might not ever go broody. Many varieties of chickens have the broodiness bred out of them.
     
  9. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Quote:Well one of my hens.. she is 2 and a half years old and is broody [​IMG]
     

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