Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
July 30, 2014, 04:03:50 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Broody Chicken lost her mind  (Read 292 times)
GSF
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1441

Location: Central AL (nw corner of Elmore County)


« on: July 25, 2014, 08:48:07 PM »

We had two chickens start setting about 3 days apart. The one hatched her eggs about 3 or 4 days ago. The other one seem to can't remember where she left her eggs. She started on one nest then move next door to the other one. A few days later she was setting on the other side of the first nest. Then she's back and forth between the three. We quit putting eggs under her after about the 4th time. Well we gave her another chance after the other chicks hatched. Well today she left her eggs and is sitting on an empty nest on the other side of the chicken house. go figure. This behavior has been going on for about 4 weeks now.
Logged

"Life is hard, It's even harder when you're stupid."

John Wayne
Michael Bush
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13588


Location: Nehawka, NE


WWW
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 09:19:40 PM »

Some of them get it.  Some of them don't.
Logged

Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
RayMarler
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 501


Location: Marysville, CA


« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 12:35:35 AM »

Fried chicken is sounding better and better?
Logged

Sitting in the shade, drinking lemon aid.
Enjoying the breeze while counting the bees.
sawdstmakr
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2635


Location: Jacksonville FL


« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 07:35:56 AM »

What Michael said.
Sounds like she is just ruining a lot of good eggs. I have also had this happen. Time for KFC.
Jim
Logged
10framer
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1461

Location: Butler,GA


« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 12:08:18 AM »

i was thinking boiled with carrots, celery and dumplings.  how much later in the summer will you let them hatch gary?
Logged
kathyp
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 15030


Location: boring, oregon


« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 01:09:25 PM »

Lol.  i let one set this year and have one that has been broody for months.  i keep taking the eggs from her and she keeps trying to set on anything that's laid.  every morning i pick her up and toss her on the floor to eat and drink.  then she's back on the nest for the day.  she's got it bad and i wish i knew how to break her of it.

GSF, i'd just keep taking the eggs from her.  i'll be interested to hear from some of the chicken experts if there is a way to break them of this or will they just get over it when the daylight changes?
Logged

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
kathyp
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 15030


Location: boring, oregon


« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 04:53:35 PM »

Hey! my hen must have been reading this forum.  this AM when i opened the coop, she shot out with the rest of them.  she was acting (almost) normal.  it's like a switch flipped in her grin
Logged

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
LaurieBee
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 67

Location: Moses Lake, WA

I'm loving bees today. Interested in learning.


Re:
« Reply #7 on: Today at 01:45:52 AM »

I have a hen that has gotten broody this time for the last two years. Last year we let her sit on some fertilized eggs from a friend. She raised them and was done. She's at it again. I wouldn't mind a few more hens but haven't found the fertilized eggs I want. It was a joy watching her raise those chicks. Of course we are easily amused.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.178 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page Today at 02:39:27 AM
anything