Is My Chicken Broody?
Cornerstone, 21 March 2015
We have a broody bantam, very aggressive, so we moved her to a separate box, but I love her being there. Her male partner died a few weeks ago, so I know her eggs won`t be fertile. I just bought 6 eggs from a local breeder and swapped her eggs for these others. One week to go!
Chloe, 21 September 2013
when my chook went broody we bought some fertilised eggs for her and they hatched within the 3-4 weeks!!
Linda, 10 September 2013
I had an ISA Brown go broody. I kept removing her from the nest box and also removed eggs. It was a very hot day 99 * and I found her dead in the nesting box. I tried to make sure she was drinking every time I found her sitting gaping. I think she just got dehydrated. Broke my heart.
Suzi, 30 July 2013
Hi I have a chicken suddenly gone broody at first I thought she was unwell but what with the growling and snappyness I had a hint she went broody, I wonder if it has to do with bringing out the new chicks we hatched and are now in their own coup next to the older hens as 2 of the chicks is hers and she reckonises them as she spent a lot of time looking. Now I know I will lift her off .
Rebecca, 6 July 2013
Thank you for the information.... I wasn't sure if she was sick or gone broody. All the symptoms lead me to believe that she has gone broody and is not sick. I will block the nesting box and see if that works and keep a watchful eye on her..... thanks....