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vickylouxx

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • carmathen
first egg
« on: February 05, 2010, 02:13:56 pm »
hi just wanted to know when hens first lay do they go straight into brooding , got 10 point off lay isa browns on 10th jan had first egg this morning but hen not happy i took it and is now sitting on her nest

doganjo

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  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: first egg
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 06:52:26 pm »
My girls have started again - at last. winter may be over!  3 eggs today!  Still no ducks though I think they are on strike!

Hi Vickylou, your hen may be broody but I haven't found that it is particularly when they start laying. Did you try to move her out or just leave her? 
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little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: first egg
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 07:13:31 pm »
She may just be sulking?!
ISA browns (warrens) shouldnt go broody too much, though we have one that seems to now and again. It is more of a sulk though! 
Little Blue

vickylouxx

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • carmathen
Re: first egg
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 07:51:25 pm »
hi she has decided to move all the straw from the other nesting boxes into one a sit there attacking any thing that goes near her , rung my brother has he keeps hens and his lost as to why !!! she acting like this hoping for more eggs though lol

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: first egg
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 07:55:34 pm »
put some thick gloves on!  Move her & remove eggs, replace with pot ones until she decides to shift
does sound broody
Little Blue

vickylouxx

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • carmathen
Re: first egg
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010, 08:33:25 pm »
thanks little blue , grrr and she only just oldenth to lay eggs oh well its all fun

 

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