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Overly puffed up Broody after she has chicks

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So I have a Lavender Orp that has been broody for a few weeks. She is very puffed up and rigid and clucking even when I would take her out of the nest box...she would litterally not move from the puffed up position she had been in for a while. I put some chicks under her which she has taken  about 5 days ago with no issues...but she walks around very rigid and puffed up and I am not sure if she  is just crazy or if this is an issue. Has anyone had this happen and what can i do or just leave her?

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Puffed up is how they keep the chicks warm and scare off any interlopers. I think it's normal. Have you had broody hens before?

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I have had a number of them... she is just very rigid in what she is doing... just looks odd to me... will have to see if I can upload video or something later!

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