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broody hen? what are the signs

post #1 of 12
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Thank you. What are the signs of a broody hen??

John 14:6

2 RIR, 6 EE's, 1 Cochin,  1 Barred Rock, 9 Silkies, 11 Silver Sebright 3 weeks olds, 20 Golden Sebrights 2 weeks old,  2 Silverlaced Wing Wyondotts; 7 Sebright EE mixed Roos and 3 Wyondott Sebright mixed Roos- all the roos are looking for good homes!
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John 14:6

2 RIR, 6 EE's, 1 Cochin,  1 Barred Rock, 9 Silkies, 11 Silver Sebright 3 weeks olds, 20 Golden Sebrights 2 weeks old,  2 Silverlaced Wing Wyondotts; 7 Sebright EE mixed Roos and 3 Wyondott Sebright mixed Roos- all the roos are looking for good homes!
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post #2 of 12

They just sit in the nest and never get out to eat or drink much.  Also, they are done laying eggs for awhile.  They will lay a certain amount, then stop to just sit on them until they hatch.

post #3 of 12

They will become hand killing machines! and peck or bite the ever loving stuff out of you if you try to touch them or their eggs!! lol

post #4 of 12

I alway's Knew my hens were going broody because they would start losing/plucking their feather's on their  breast. My girls would puff up like a turkey and scream their little heads off of if I went near the nest.

Wife to the love of my life, SAHM to 4 wonderful children, and keeper of the barnyard
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post #5 of 12

They also walk around clucking a lot

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post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

ahhhh..........thanks

John 14:6

2 RIR, 6 EE's, 1 Cochin,  1 Barred Rock, 9 Silkies, 11 Silver Sebright 3 weeks olds, 20 Golden Sebrights 2 weeks old,  2 Silverlaced Wing Wyondotts; 7 Sebright EE mixed Roos and 3 Wyondott Sebright mixed Roos- all the roos are looking for good homes!
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John 14:6

2 RIR, 6 EE's, 1 Cochin,  1 Barred Rock, 9 Silkies, 11 Silver Sebright 3 weeks olds, 20 Golden Sebrights 2 weeks old,  2 Silverlaced Wing Wyondotts; 7 Sebright EE mixed Roos and 3 Wyondott Sebright mixed Roos- all the roos are looking for good homes!
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post #7 of 12

You are welcome.......another way to know for sure is if she goes to roost with the other's. My broody's never leave the nest box at night.....

Wife to the love of my life, SAHM to 4 wonderful children, and keeper of the barnyard
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Quail_Antwerp 

They will become hand killing machines! and peck or bite the ever loving stuff out of you if you try to touch them or their eggs!! lol


Oh yes, I failed to mention the pecking at you part!!  big_smile

post #9 of 12

And the poo is HUGE!!! And very stinky!!! barnie

Im that crazy male coloratura soprano-tenor, in your life...
I have:
2 silkie hens, 2 pure long haired chihuahuas, 3 red eared silder turtles, 1 cockatiel, 24 fish, and parents who gotta put up with me. Oh and Im an only child.
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Im that crazy male coloratura soprano-tenor, in your life...
I have:
2 silkie hens, 2 pure long haired chihuahuas, 3 red eared silder turtles, 1 cockatiel, 24 fish, and parents who gotta put up with me. Oh and Im an only child.
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post #10 of 12

yuckyuck

very true!!  gig

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