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Hen acting broody but not sitting

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I wonder if any one else has had this issue and can advise me.  My one year old hen has been fluffed out, constantly clucking and acting bitchy with the other chickens for about two weeks.  She is eating well and laying, so I'm not sure if there is a problem or not. 

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Sounds like pre broody behavior to me.  Some go through all of the behavioral characteristics before they start setting.

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Thanks for responding. It does look like broodiness, but she's not sitting. I just tried to put her in the pen and she was furious. I am thinking she might be fed up with the roosters mounting her. I may separate a few of them tomorrow and give her a rest.
Edited by Ila88 - 5/9/16 at 7:56pm
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