25 weeks old MISSING ( FOUND UPDATE) could she be broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by freefly, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. freefly

    freefly In the Brooder

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    My favourite chicken didn't come to roost tonight.
    She is 25 weeks red sex link.
    I didn't think that she was laying eggs yet.
    My flock of 8 are fenceless free range.
    Could she be sitting on eggs so young???

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    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    I agree, that would be a pretty young broody, but I suppose it's possible.
     
  3. RasMama

    RasMama In the Brooder

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    sex links are not known for being particularly broody & if she hasn't even started to lay (that you know of) I'd be surprised if she'd already hoarded a clutch to sit on. I hope she comes home soon [​IMG]
     
  4. freefly

    freefly In the Brooder

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    She turned up this morning, she looks a little fluffier than normal.
    I had to go to work so I couldn't follow her, to see if she is nesting
    She is a very friendly chicken and loves her pats and treats, she is the only chicken that walks in the house,
    I found her on the kitchen table eating pumpkin seeds the other day

    Day off tomorrow so I will follow her.
     
  5. RasMama

    RasMama In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] so glad she showed up!!
     
  6. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

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    Need an update... did you find her with a nestfull of eggs?
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Glad she came home. Please let us know what you find.
     
  8. freefly

    freefly In the Brooder

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    So I followed her back to her nest. It was right under my nose. Go figure
    18 eggs, wow. She must have been laying from about 21 weeks old.
    I took her off the nest and kept her busy took the eggs. I don't need any more chickens.
    She has stayed off the empty nest so far.
    She went to her roost last night.
    At the back door this morning , tap, tap , tap, where's my raisins... I think she is a broken broody.
     

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