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Broody barred rock

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I have a 6 mo old barred rock who recently started to lay n she's now getting more n more broody ev day. She's generally a sweet hen but while gathering eggs she's downright crabby! Is it normal for her to be like this so young?? I have no roo's either by the way. Someone help! ;-). Lol
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Regardless if there's a roo around or not, hens will still go broody. It is normal for broody hens to be a bit cranky they're just defending the nest.
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6 mos. is young for a broody, but I suppose it can happen. Here's a BYC article with advice on breaking her: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/encouraging-or-discouraging-broodiness-in-your-hens
 

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